After a hard day at work, a drink or two can often boost a sour mood. Now, a new study may explain why, after finding alcohol has the same effect on the brain as some antidepressants. According to the researchers, previous studies have shown that N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists - drugs that block the activity of NMDA receptors, such as ketamine - may alleviate symptoms of depression in as little as 2 hours, with effects lasting up to 2 weeks. Alcohol is also believed to inhibit NMDA receptor activity, the team set out to investigate whether alcohol might also act as an antidepressant ........

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