Potent Blocker of the Norepinephrine Transporter

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Elliott Richelson M.D.
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Jon H. Behringer
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Novel small molecule compounds that selectively inhibit norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine reuptake have been developed. Specifically, the invention provides amine compounds, methods for synthesizing amine compounds, and methods for inhibiting neurotransmitter reuptake. The amine compounds provided herein can be used as potent, wide-spectrum antidepressant medications for inhibiting neurotransmitter reuptake and treating anxiety disorders. In addition, the methods provided herein for synthesizing amine compounds allow for synthesis in a reliable and efficient manner. For additional details, please see Patent 6,194,080 and 7,214,826.