June 10, 2004

Drink may Reduce Side Effects of Schizophrenia

UK Researchers have developed a drink that may improve the effectiveness of anti-psychotic medications for illness such as mania and schizophrenia.

Funded by the biomedical research charity The Wellcome Trust, the team from the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University found that supplementing medication with a drink (Tyrodep) rich in amino acids helps to moderate the increased chemical levels in the brain that underlie some psychotic symptoms.

The addition of the drink to medication may improve the medication's beneficial effects while reducing unwanted side-effects, leading to improved treatment compliance in the future. According to Professor Guy Goodwin, leader of the Oxford research team, "The drink we've developed, when taken alongside medication, has proven to be a real step forward. It may be both more acceptable to patients and help to reduce the unwanted side effects people get from their treatment. Hopefully it will allow them to get on with their lives."

The Stanley Medical Research Institute in the United States is now working with Professor Goodwin to develop a more widely available therapy. We spoke with Dr. Goodwin in the Summer of 2004 and work progresses, but new test results are not expected for some time (this research takes time).

More Information, see: BBC News

For the full article, please visit Newswise.com


So whats the ingridents of the drink
It would be helpfully Because I like to try it

Posted by: Derek at July 6, 2004 10:12 PM

Is it cheap and how available is it.

Posted by: quan at July 7, 2004 04:07 AM


The drink is not yet available and the specifics about what is in it have also not been pubished (to my knowledge). We'll publish more information as soon as we learn more.

Posted by: szadmin at July 7, 2004 09:50 PM

Any news on TYROPDEP?

Posted by: ann freeman at October 7, 2004 11:36 PM

Folic Acid helps in reducing cordisol. Vitamin D
4000 MCG--Helps ease depression, by raising the
levels of seratonin.

Posted by: connie at October 15, 2004 05:49 PM

Any news on TYRODEP?

Posted by: c.o.g. at June 11, 2005 04:22 AM

where online can i buy such a drink?

Posted by: Omar ragab at October 13, 2005 11:13 AM

I need more info of the Tyrodep.
What are the side effects?, all schizo are candidates?

Posted by: nazira at October 23, 2005 07:31 AM

Can you tell me the latest information and availability of this drink? Any information is very helpful and appreciated

Posted by: SunSuna at May 18, 2006 07:21 AM

Please let me know more about this drink Tyrodep would appreciate Thanks Gail

Posted by: Gail at June 18, 2006 09:10 PM

My name is Mark Long and I have a case of schizophrenia very common among the people I went to school with. It is regular schizophrenia and has little side effects so I am not willing to try the amino acid drink and I think that it is a very good idea to put amino acids in a aid for schizophrenia. I hope all the luck to you all in the research field.

Posted by: Mark Long Jr. at August 28, 2006 12:59 PM

send info on drink for schiz

Posted by: shirleyellis at December 15, 2006 11:01 AM

Am keen to purchase this drink if it is available. Is it on the market yet and if so where can I get it?

Posted by: Lomsey at April 13, 2007 03:16 AM

Am keen to purchase this drink if it is available. Is it on the market yet and if so where can I get it in Ausralia?

Posted by: Geoff Galbraith at May 16, 2007 04:51 AM

Hey 2007! Any news on Tyrodep yet?

Posted by: Melissa at September 29, 2007 01:29 PM

Looks like Tyrodep isn't going to happen =(

Posted by: Legend at February 9, 2008 11:48 AM

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