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The effect of clomipramine hydrochloride in severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was compared with that of nortriptyline hydrochloride and placebo in a five-week randomized, double-blind trial. Clomipramine, but not nortriptyline, was superior to placebo in interview-based ratings of severity of OCD. The effect was not clear-cut until after five weeks(More)
A double-blind, intra-individual cross-over comparison of the mental performance of 18 aging, non-deteriorated individuals during two 4-week periods of piracetam (1-acetamide-2-pyrrolidone) and placebo administration was performed using conventional and computerized perceptual-motor tasks. In a majority of these tasks the subjects did significantly better(More)
A double-blind, intra-individual cross-over comparison of the effect of piracetam on retrograde memory impairement as measured by the KS memory test battery was performed in connection with second and third Bi-ECT in 18 patients diagnosed as suffering from depression. The seizure duration and the post-ECT EGG patterns were examined visually and the post-ECT(More)
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