Leader Kazutaka Ikeda
Brochure 2018_PDF （699.1KB）
Addictive drugs, although a cause of drug dependency, which is a serious social problem as well as hallucinations and delusions, are widely used as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of chronic pain and developmental disorders.
This project seeks to elucidate the active mechanisms at work in addictive drugs and promote research that will assist in the medical applications of these results to develop new methods for the prevention and treatment of addiction and other disorders. Additional aims include the improvement of pain management techniques such as customized pain treatments and the development of new methods of treating developmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders.