First drug to beat manic depression

First drug to beat manic depression

A new drug is set to revolutionise the lives of manic depressives who, until now, have had to rely on medication that offers only a temporary solution. For decades, psychiatrists have struggled to control the condition that affects more than half a million people in the UK. Sufferers experience dramatic mood swings, which in some cases can lead to suicide. Zyprexa is one of the newer anti-psychotic drugs or mood enhancers and works by altering the brain chemistry to adjust imbalances. It is the first drug to have an impact on the symptoms of manic depression since the introduction of lithium m... »