Psychotropic Medications: Too Many Choices, Not Enough Innovation

Did you know that there has not been a truly unique psychotropic drug (that works) to surface in the last 30 years? “Nonsense!” you might be thinking. It seems as though every few months we’re bombarded by pharmaceutical commercials touting the next best treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Yet according to a New York Times article by Dr. Richard Friedman, all of the newest, coolest drugs out there are simply “me too” medications – in other words, they do exactly the same things in the brain that the older drugs did.

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