Laughing gas is promising treatment for depressions, according to new study

Originally published at: Laughing gas is promising treatment for depressions, according to new study | Boing Boing

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Tear gas, on the other hand…

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This guy must surely be cured by now.

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Treatment for depression commercials are about to become a lot more fun to watch.

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LOL, & LOL again…

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anyone in the parking lot of a phish concert could have told you that

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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

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That is not how you install Nos in your car. Guy watched the wrong The Fast and the Furious.

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It is a shame that dentists don’t seem to use it any more.

Imagine - going to the dentist for a painful extraction as a cure for depression!

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Can somebody (I’m looking at @Scientist and his prior crustacean dissertation experience) please try hotboxing a lobster with whippets?

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stephen colbert GIF

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I’m told some dentists still do use it, or will upon request anyway.

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It would be easy enough to try.

Nitrous activates opioid receptors which then create an analgesic effect through inhibition of ascending pain signals through adrenergic pathways. The same adrenaline signaling has lots of other effects and would presumably be at play in the anti-depressive treatment.

Lobsters don’t have the brain areas in us that are being affected, but arthropods have little-studied opioid receptors so its possible whippets would work on them. As I say, it’d be easy to try

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Huh. Mine does offer it, it costs extra but I’m game to pay because anxiety is a hellava thing.

I definitely felt better after my last filling (with nitrous oxide) but I figured it was because I’d finally started taking care of my teeth after a long bout of depression. Maybe it was both?

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I wonder if dentists/doctors in places that have legalized psilocybin have tried microdosing patients.

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“The Fast and… uh… what was I talking about?”

In theaters May 14th!

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Nitrous activates opioid receptors which then create an analgesic effect through inhibition of ascending pain signals through adrenergic pathways…
Lobsters don’t have the brain areas in us that are being affected, but arthropods have little-studied opioid receptors so its possible whippets would work on them

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I’ll just leave this here.

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When depression comes along,
You must whip it!
Before the screams go on too long,
You must whip it!
When something’s going wrong,
You must whip it!

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