The Serotonin Connection

Robert A. Nash Serotonin metabolism is disordered in a variety of clinical states. These include addictions, attention deficit disorder, chronic pain, depression, dysthymia, eating disorders, headache, obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic, poor impulse control, post-traumatic stress disorders, premenstrual syndrome, sleep disorders, stress disorders, sudden cardiac death and violence. A decreased serotonin state has also been implicated in […]

Anti-Addiction Vaccines: Big Profits for Drugmakers, Big Questions for Patients

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Martha Rosenberg In its 2016 to 2020 strategic plan,  the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), promoted the promise of “anti-addiction vaccines “aimed at eliciting antibodies that block the effects of a specific drug.” The quest for an anti-addiction vaccine began in earnest when Drs. Nora D. […]