Those with PTSD are almost twice as likely to develop alcohol use disorder than their peers who have not experienced trauma. Researchers report drugs that block FKBP5, such as benztropine, a drug used to control symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and the experimental compound SAFit2 reduce alcohol preference and drinking in models of PTSD.
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), a medication commonly used to treat ADHD, lowers the risk of hospitalization and death for those with amphetamine use disorder.
Used to help treat mental health conditions, and improve spirituality, the plant-based psychoactive ayahuasca is becoming more popular. Researchers say there is a high rate of adverse physical and psychological effects from using ayahuasca although they are not generally severe.
Study identifies potential new drugs that can help treat depression and anxiety disorders without many of the adverse effects of other medications currently under evaluation.
Researchers shed light on how different SSRI antidepressants may work to help fight symptoms of depression in the brain.
Investigating how psychedelics such as psilocybin act on serotonin receptors, researchers shed new light on how the drugs affect consciousness and assist in treating a range of mental health disorders.
A newly developed vaccine blocks the ability of the opioid Fentanyl's ability to enter the brain, thus blocking the drug's "high".
Examining the gut microbiome of those with major depressive disorder, researchers identify the presence of the bacteria Faecalibacterium prausnitzii as being responsible for the functional discrepancies between healthy individuals and those with MDD.
Study reveals mindfulness-based stress reduction methods proved to be as effective as antidepressants for relieving symptoms for those with anxiety disorders.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe mood disorder that affects one in twenty women. PMDD can have a debilitating impact on the lives of sufferers. Researchers investigate PMDD and evaluate treatment options for sufferers.