Researchers use the antidepressant tianeptine to manage chronic pain

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Neuropathic pain is a debilitating condition estimated to affect as much as 10% of the global population. It results from a damaged or malfunctioning nervous system, stemming from diseases like diabetes, alcoholism, strokes, Parkinson’s and other causes like spinal nerve compression, radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Management of neuropathic pain has been particularly challenging as currently prescribed drugs, such as anticonvulsants and antidepressants can have severe adverse effects, are not well-tolerated, take a longer time to work only help a subset of patients.  

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