Glyburide as a Treatment for Anxiety

 

Dr. Freund is developing a method of treating anxiety with the diabetes drug, glyburide. By exploring the effects of anxiogenics like adenosine on the brain, Dr. Freund is developing the treatment of anxiety through use of ATP-sensivitive potassium channel blockers. Though there are many anxiety medications currently available, these drugs have various side effects. Additionally, current medications are not effective on all individuals, but the number of people using anti-anxiety medication is increasing.