For this issue, Luc Zimmer, professor of pharmacology and chair of the Neuropsychopharmacology Committee of the French Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (SFPT), talked with Michel Llorca, professor of psychiatry at the Université d’Auvergne and head of a department of psychiatry at the University Hospital of Clermond-Ferrand. They discuss together the positioning of psychiatry in the neurosciences and the need to build bridges with other medical disciplines. Through examples and professional experiences, they also talk about the difficulties of developing clinical biomarkers for psychiatry and ultimately for psychopharmacology. Finally, they discuss the current difficulties facing research of drugs for psychiatry, pointing out some success stories.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Biomarker, Drug development