#Psilocybin induces rapid and persistent growth of dendritic spines in frontal cortex in vivo

Psilocybin ameliorates stress-related behavioral deficit in mice•Psilocybin increases spine density and spine size in frontal cortical pyramidal cells•Psilocybin-evoked structural remodeling is persistent for at least 1 month•The dendritic rewiring is accompanied by elevated excitatory neurotransmission SummaryPsilocybin is a serotonergic psychedelic with untapped therapeutic potential. There are hints that the use of psychedelics can produce neural …

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The effect of #depression status change on daily #cigarette smoking amount according to sex: an eleven-year follow up study of the Korea Welfare Panel Study

In the past decade, the Korean smoking rate has only decreased by 3%, despite several smoking control policies. There is a need for such policies to take smokers’ psychological characteristics into account. Depression is a well-known contributor to failed smoking cessation. This study aimed to examine the effect of smokers’ depression status changes on their …

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