We're Entering A New Era In How We Treat Depression
A flood of new antidepressants are being developed to help patients feel better in a few hours rather than a few weeks.By Steven Sparkman | January 12, 2016
Over the past few years, scientists have been chasing a major breakthrough in depression treatment: drugs that are safe, aren't addictive and, above all, work quickly.
And it looks like they're almost there. A flood of new, fast-acting antidepressants are going through testing right now.
The latest news comes from Johns Hopkins University where researchers say a drug that's already known to be safe in humans appears to treat depressive symptoms in mice in as little as half an hour.