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Botox an anti depression drug?

depressedIn a forthcoming study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, a Cosmetic Dermatologist and a Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University did a controlled, randomized study on 74 patients with major depression. Half of them received Botox in the forehead muscles and the other half received saline injections.
6 weeks following the injections, 52% of those receiving Botox showed relief from depression while only 15% of those who received Saline did.
If confirmed in larger studies, Botox may end up being an important anti depression drug