Psychiatric drug crisis: Consider legal & illegal drugs, doc suggests

November 13, 2014 12:51 PM

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Psychiatric drug crisis: Consider legal & illegal drugs, doc suggests

Many of the drugs that treat mental health problems are discovered by serendipity, and because new drugs are scarce, researchers may need to look more closely at the possible psychiatric effects of existing prescription and illegal drugs, one scientist argues.

In an editorial published Nov. 12 in the journal Nature, Dr. David Nutt, a British psychiatrist, wrote that there is a crisis in the drug-discovery pipeline of mental health medicines. Scientific research could benefit from taking note of what people who are already using drugs say about their side ...

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