New use for cheap drugs

Irish Sunday Mirror - - YOUR HEALTH -

Cheap drugs for di­a­betes and heart prob­lems could in fu­ture be used to treat se­vere men­tal ill­ness.

Re­searchers at Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don found that statins, blood pres­sure drugs and the type 2 di­a­betes med­i­ca­tion met­formin could help those with men­tal and psy­chotic dis­or­ders.

The re­sults now need to be tested in clin­i­cal tri­als.

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