Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour

INSPIRATIONS FROM HISTORY
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41--43

Tracing the journey of disulfiram: From an unintended discovery to a treatment option for alcoholism


Arghya Pal, Raman Deep Pattanayak, Rajesh Sagar 
 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Raman Deep Pattanayak
Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

Disulfiram is a drug that has been used as a deterrent agent in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. This section ventures into the journey of the discovery of the molecule, starting from the accidental discovery of its potential pathophysiological effects, thereafter becoming obscure due to lack of indications (alcohol use was not considered a problem!); and finally making a comeback and standing the rigorous test of time due to the determination of a few researchers, which makes it a story worth revisiting.


How to cite this article:
Pal A, Pattanayak RD, Sagar R. Tracing the journey of disulfiram: From an unintended discovery to a treatment option for alcoholism.J Mental Health Hum Behav 2015;20:41-43


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Pal A, Pattanayak RD, Sagar R. Tracing the journey of disulfiram: From an unintended discovery to a treatment option for alcoholism. J Mental Health Hum Behav [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 May 14 ];20:41-43
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