• A crop of new depression treatments could yield the first new blockbuster drug in 30 years

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    People with depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide, have been limited to using the same types of drugs for 30 years.
    Unsurprisingly, drug companies are on the hunt for new treatments, and a few of their candidates look particularly promising.
    While some scientists pursue new treatments inspired by ketamine , others are looking optimistically at psychedelics like psilocybin, the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms."
    Still others are studying opioid-like drugs and metabolites of key hormones involved in mood regulation, such as progesterone.
    Depression is the leading cause...
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