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Dr. Ghooi
I have been following the research on corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) and it's effect on depression, anxiety and stress. There are 2 drugs that block CRH: astressin and antalarmin. Years ago I read that the Salk institute was working to develop a drug that increased CRH by blocking the CRH binding protein. Can you tell me if there are any drugs available or in development that will raise CRH?

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Hi Ken,
Let me first say that I do  not work in this field and any information that I give you will be from searching on internet and books. However CRH agonists are known but i do not see any one being available for therapeutic purposes. If at all they are in investigational stages.
Beyond this my expertise ends.


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Dr. Ravindra Bhaskar Ghooi


I can provide information on drugs and medicines, their actions, uses, interactions and adverse effects. To avoid confusion, generic names of medicines may please be provided. I am a pharmacologist, having worked on animal and human pharmacology, and presently I am the Dean of Bilcare Research Academy, where we teach courses on clinical research. We dont work on saturdays and sundays, hence questions reachng me on these days will be replied on Monday, please bear with me.

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