Many medicines for treating depression and similar conditions are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, better known as SSRIs. These temporarily block protein transporters that are designed to remove excess serotonin.

But some researchers are exploring the possibility of psychedelic substances being used in a measured and controlled way to actually send serotonin into the body as a part of treatment. To read more about this controversial research, click here.

Please note: articles listed in the “Mental Health in the News” segment of Tuesday Newsday are not intended as an attempt to diagnose or cure any illness, but simply to make NAMI members aware of things happening in the field of mental health. Inclusion does not imply endorsement.