It seems it may be able to. Research carried out at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that a commonly used SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) may have an effect on the rate that beta amyloid protein grows in the brain. Citalopram is usually sold under the names of Cipramil and Celexa.
If the beta amyloid protein grows too fast it brings on problems with memory, behavior and the ability to think, particularly in those who have Alzheimer’s disease. There are two ways the protein works against a person: first, a plaque is formed in the brain, between nerve cells, by the beta amyloid. Second, tangles may form inside the nerve cells. These tangles are strands of protein, twisted up, called Tau. [Read more...]