A Better Therapeutic Approach
The human brain is a complex network of billions of interconnected cells, organized in many networks communicating with one another. Some CNS disorders arise from dysregulation in the modulation of these networks, either by altered levels of signaling molecules like neurosteroids or the receptors they target.
Boosting the brain’s natural production of neurosteroids to restore normal neurosteroid tone represents a better therapeutic approach for the treatment of these complex CNS disorders.
Drugs that naturally enhance the brain’s concentration of neurosteroids produce a full spectrum of pharmacological actions, unlike drugs acting as synthetic versions of natural neurotransmitters, only targeting specific receptors. This approach also preserves the spatial and temporal nature of neurotransmission, and produces less side effects, because the brain controls, with exquisite precision, what, where and when neurosteroids are being produced, unlike drugs that are given exogenously.