The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 57th Annual MeetingAuthor(s): Joan M Daughton
Interestingly, while we are gaining a better understanding of the role of currently available pharmacotherapies, the field has a significant void in the development of new targets around which medications are designed. Psychiatry is far behind other fields, such as cardiology, which have developed multiple new targets for the medications they use. In fact, when one looks at psychotropics in use today, the mechanisms of action have largely been known since the 1950s. The focus of today appears to be more so on modes of delivery and isolation of isomers.