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New directions in the treatment of anxiety disorders
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Philip J. Candilis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • E. E. Bain
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
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Medical Subject Headings
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders play a prominent role in general medical and psychiatric practice, and their lack of recognition leads to significant morbidity. A major thrust of recent patent activity builds on clinical successes provided by serotonergic and GABA-ergic agents. A new understanding of the molecular basis for GABAA receptor subtype selectivity presents new possibilities for designing drugs that are highly specific for subpopulations of this receptor family. Despite a lack of clinical experience with less well-known neuropeptide agents, corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) antagonists appear promising. This paper reviews the most prevalent anxiety disorders, their pharmacological treatments and describes trends in therapeutic patent activity since 1997.
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Citation: Bain EE, Candilis P. “New directions in the treatment of anxiety disorders.” Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, 10(4): 389-402, 2000.
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Philip J. Candilis and E. E. Bain. "New directions in the treatment of anxiety disorders" Vol. 10 Iss. 4 (2000)
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