And scientists from South Carolina have invented a fundamentally new method of treating aggression. During a study on mice, they found a brain receptor responsible for aggression. When a stressful situation arose, he would send the rage hormone into the blood. There is a similar site in humans. The researchers tried various ways of blocking the receptor — using chemical drugs and other influences — and managed to achieve the disappearance of attacks of irrepressible anger.
According to the scientists, the method of treatment of aggression still needs to be finalized, as all the methods used by them were associated with side effects. In some cases, neighboring lobes of the brain were affected, prolonged intake of certain medications was a danger to life. However, scientists believe they have achieved strong results. They managed to establish the cause of aggression and learn to block the receptor responsible for this pathology, which means they are on the right path. In further trials, the researchers hope to eliminate all side effects and create a medicine that will help sufferers cope with aggression forever.