Could we repurpose common drugs to treat mental health conditions?
Scientists at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and the University of Hong Kong conducted a study to see how some commonly prescribed drugs for physical health treatments can impact the symptoms of severe mental health conditions.
They did so using large population datasets.
“Many drugs have been identified as having potential for repurposing in these disorders,” they add in the introduction to their study paper.
The first author is Joseph Hayes, from UCL, and the paper appears in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.…