Thyreoliberin intranasal: rapid antidepressant and antisuicidal effects?

Source: Szuba et al.,<a title="Journal of clinical psychopharmacology buy levitra cheap.” href=”http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16012274#”>J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Aug;25(4):325-30 and Daily Mail.

Thyreoliberin (TRH) is a hormone that stimulates the release of TSH from the pituitary, which then leads to a stimulation of thyroid hormone production. New research shows interesting additional effects:

  • rapid antidepressant effects in both bipolar and unipolar disorder
  • antisuicidal effects

    The Pentagon are developpping a new apllication of TRH as a nasal spray which can easily be used in emergency situations when quick help is needed (suicides have become a major issue within the American troops). The effect could set on very rapidly, when traditional drugs (e.g. antidepressants) still need time to exert their effects (usually 2-3 weeks) and psychotherapeutic help may not always be available.