By DAVID RICHARDSONThe next generation of medicines will have to be very different than the one that was used for decades to heal the world’s ills.
That’s the lesson of a new research team led by Stanford University scientists who say their new drug, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), could be the first to treat people with a chronic psychiatric disorder, a diagnosis that has been largely ignored for decades.DMT is a hallucinogen, meaning it has a powerful hallucinogenic effect, and has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Its main use is in treating mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and depression-related psychosis.
“The world has always been a very good place for psychedelics, but there’s been a lot of controversy about them,” said study lead author Stephen C. Wittenberg, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford.
“For decades, we’ve been asking why people don’t take them for medical purposes.
They have incredible potential, but we’ve never really been able to find out how they work.”
The new research, led by Wittenberger, has now shown that DMT works in a variety of different ways to treat mental disorders, including chronic depression, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders.
Widenberg said the research could have a major impact on treatment of psychiatric disorders in the future.
“We’ve never seen a drug that worked like DMT,” Wittenburg said.
“It’s really remarkable.
It really changes the way we think about the treatment of these conditions.”
The research team, which was led by graduate student Elizabeth B. Lee and doctoral student Michael F. DeBoe, found that the compound was able to reverse symptoms of depression, which have been linked to depression-like symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, anxiety, irritatory bowel and other symptoms.
“This new drug is very promising because it’s able to do a wide variety of things,” said Lee, who is a member of the Stanford School of Medicine.
“What we’re looking for is a more general approach to treating depression.
So it might be a good treatment for depression in adults and a good antidepressant in young adults.
It’s really exciting that we’ve found this compound that we can take and put into a pill.”DMT works by blocking a molecule that normally turns off the body’s receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is a precursor to many neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.
As a result, the body becomes less responsive to serotonin.
However, this effect is reversible.
The team has been working to figure out how DMT blocks serotonin.
For years, researchers have known that DMD, which is also called dimethylaminopropyl, or DMT, blocks serotonin and dopamine.
But there has been no known drug that blocks the two major types of serotonin receptors, serotonin and the dopamine-like chemical dopamine.
DMT is the first compound that has the ability to do that.
“When we’re talking about DMT as a drug, we need to be careful,” said Wittenburger, who has been involved in studies on the antidepressant compounds riluzole and zoloft.
“There are still some unanswered questions about how it works and what happens in the body, and that’s why it’s important to understand the mechanism of action of this drug.”DMT has the potential to do really important things for people with mental illnesses,” he added.”
Our goal is to get DMT into clinical trials and into people’s lives in the near future.
“The findings were published in the journal Science Advances.