Clinicians from the University of Queensland have done a number of studies and found that the drug Tandospirone, which belongs to the group of antidepressants, is a good help from alcoholism. It should be noted that such a tool not only provides an opportunity to get rid of excessive drinking of alcohol, but also restores the body, normalizes the brain, and also eliminates the so-called withdrawal syndrome.
During clinical trials, an experiment was conducted on mice. For 15 weeks, the animals were given alcohol, which led to the formation of dependence. By diagnostic methods, it was found that new neurons in the experimental brain stopped producing new neurons – this process was suppressed due to alcoholism.
After that, over the next two weeks, the mice were pricked with Tandospirone at the rate of 3 ml per kilogram of mass. As a result, the decay of neurons stopped.
It is not yet known when clinical trials will be conducted with the participation of people. However, scientists suggest that the results of the study may well become a new treatment for alcoholism.
In general, it should be said that this disease is one of the most common in the world. The problem is not only that the person is degrading – against the background of the constant use of alcoholic beverages, other, even more dangerous diseases develop, and some of them are fatal.