A Unique Drug is Discovered for Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
There are so many drugs already available for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. But the majority of them not only cure the disease but also leave a side effect on the human body too. Therefore, researchers and all scientists were concerned about the discovery of a new kind of drug that may benefit mankind more with its exceptional nature.
All the untiring efforts of researchers gave a fruitful conclusion in the form of the discovery of such a drug that is super beneficial and useful for treating different types of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Research conducted By “Dr.Harald Sitte”
According to a recent update, a study is conducted at the Center for Physiology and Pharmacology of the Medical University Of Vienna under the supervision of Dr.Harald Sitte. This group started their research to discover any compound that may help to treat mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety with a minimum ratio of adverse effects.
Consequently, they found a supreme quality drug that works best to treat neuropsychiatric disorders. Plus, it doesn’t leave any side effects in return and can’t be used as an abused drug.
The results of this research were recently published in the journal named “Molecular Psychiatry.”
“Khat Plant” Compounds Became Center Of Attention
As we’ve discussed earlier that research of Dr.Harald came up with an excellent innovation of a new type of drug, you’ll be amazed to know that the drug is derived from the “Khat Plant.”
These special compounds in Khat Plant belong to the family of synthetic cathinone compounds. Cathinone is well-known for its capability to release noradrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin in the human body.
Dr.Harald Sitte’s Statement About Cathinone
Dr.Harald Sitte stated that cathinone became the center of attention of all of them due to its unique ability to produce serotonin in the human body. It not only produces serotonin but also maintains the level of dopamine in the body that should not exceed the normal amount for the normal functioning of the body.
Moreover, he also declared that they had tested this compound in not only cell models but also in a mouse model to validate its functioning.
Contrast Functioning of Typical Antidepressants with The New Drug
All the medicines that are used to suppress the symptoms of mental problems are known as antidepressants. Typical antidepressants alleviate the effects of mental problems like social phobia or any type of anxiety. Such drugs work by blocking the amount of serotonin in the synaptic cleft that induces the release of serotonin in the extracellular space of human brain cells. This mode of action is known as a “Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitor.”
In contrast with SSRIs, If we talk about the functioning of Cathonine compounds, then we get to know the researchers that these exceptional compounds contain “MDMA,” which is known as methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDMA is a ring-structured chemical that impels to release of serotonin in the human brain. In addition to this, the key factor of the mode of action of these compounds is carried out by serotonin transporters that have the ability to transport serotonin all over the body without blocking its amount in any of the parts.
Interesting Fact About This Drug
This new drug works effectively to treat all types of mental disorders like generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobias, etc. All its work is done by maintaining the amount of dopamine in the human brain that is must be needed for the normal functioning of humans.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter found in the human brain that regulates the normal functioning of the body. Both (high and lower) concentrations in the human brain can cause abnormality. Therefore, its normal amount is must required to avoid any kind of disorder.
Currently Undergoing Trials On Serotonin Releasing Agents
Serotonin-releasing agents are usually compounds that have the ability to use them as abused drugs. So there, further research was conducted on this class of drugs that was derived from the "Khat Plant."
All The scientists of MedUni Vienna tested vigorously and came up with a conclusion that this special drug can't become an abused drug, so its use is completely safe and sound. One can easily use these drugs to avoid the side effects of his sudden recovery.