Could a Drug Prevent Depression and PTSD? | Rebecca Brachman

Could a Drug Prevent Depression and PTSD? | Rebecca Brachman

Rebecca Brachman begins her speech by explaining how tuberculosis was originally a romanticized disease, even though it was truly caused by a bacterial infection. The original cure became the first accidental discovery of anti-depressant drug. Like tuberculosis, PTSD and other forms of depression have risen in diagnosis. Roughly 1 in 4 adults currently suffers from some for of depression. Drugs which have been re-purposed in the past to help combat depression tend to increase serotonin levels in the body. Prozak was created first, but drugs such as this have a long list of side effects. The newest drug hopes to truly fight the depression fight: Calypsol. Unlike its predecessors, it protects against stress instead of simply

Key Points of Video:

  • 1One in four individuals in the US suffers mental illness today and we don’t know what causes it.
  • 2Now in 2016 we still have no drugs that cure mental disorders, only drugs that suppress symptoms.
  • 3Calypsol, a repurposed drug, is on the cutting edge of drugs used to treat mental disorders today and offers great hope.
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