Status of Neuropharmacology Research in India
Neurological and neuropsychiatric problems have been recognized as formidable issue worldwide in developed as well as developing countries due to a sizable mortality and debilitating sequelae. A lot of impetus on research in this area over the past two decades has led to a better understanding of these diseases and made available tools in the form of experimental model systems, mechanistic pathways and genetic connections to provide the researchers with an enabling environment for drug discovery, better value from existing drugs and circumventing toxic effects. In India, the past decade has witnessed a broadening of research base of neuropharmacology research and a close look reveals that Indian research is very much contemporary. A kaleidoscopic view of neuropharmacology research in India in over the past five years is presented in this article.