Wednesday, May 04, 2005

CNS Pipeline Update

We usually keep some carrots around, in case someone wants a quick low-fat snack.  This evening, I found out that my wife has eaten all the carrots.  Thus, with my foraging instinct activated but unfulfilled, I searched the web frantically, looking for information about new psychotropic drugs that might be available in the next few years.  Not as good as a carrot, but no calories, either.

Today I will mention two potential new antidepressants: desvenlafaxine, and agomelatine.  One is a me-too drug that probably will have some clinical use.  The other has a novel mechanism of action, which always is interesting.  Continue reading here.