Why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era

The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks.

Has the psychiatric drug age reached its peak? Mind-altering drugs have are being prescribed in record numbers but there are signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illnesses.  A huge research effort is now devoted to altering the function of specific neural circuits by physical intervention in the brain and the focus is no longer on developing drugs.



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