Why It’s So Hard to Develop a New Drug for Depression

Depression is still mystifying to researchers

Mariana Lenharo
Elemental
Published in
5 min readOct 2, 2019

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Illustration: Carolyn Figel

InIn a March 2019 study, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine reported that they had identified and tested a new compound for depression that may work differently from all other depression drugs on the market.

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Mariana Lenharo
Elemental

Science and health journalist with a special interest in evidence-based medicine and epidemics. Columbia Journalism School alumna. mari.lenharo@gmail.com.