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Scientists Develop An Antidepressant Nasal Spray

Written on August 23, 2012 by Lulu

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The U.S. Military has granted $3 Million to University of Indiana School of Medicine to develop a nasal sprays that curbs suicidal thoughts

The University of Indiana School of Medicine was granted by the U.S. , with a fund of $3 Million to develop an antidepressant nasal spray, that eliminates suicidal thoughts.

Researcher Dr. Michael Kubek and his team were given three years to study if the the nasal spray is effective and safe to use. The spray contains a dose of “naturally-occurring thyrotropin-releasing hormone () to the brain via the nasal cavity.”

Kubek tells in an interview:

“We’ve known since the 1970s that TRH has antidepressant effects, and it works quite rapidly. The bottom-line problem has been figuring out how to get it into the brain.”

The nasal spray will be produced for the and commercially. At the moment, TRH is administered by a shot into the spinal cord, for it to be effective.

By spraying the medicine through the nasal passages, depressed soldiers and ordinary people can be immediately stabilized, lessening the occurence of , which has increased in numbers each year.

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