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There is relatively little documentation on the common side effects associated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) and their frequency of occurrence. A retrospective chart review of patient records in a Mood Disorders Service was completed. Side effects of patients receiving phenelzine (N = 42) and tranylcypromine (N = 19) were rated as mild (resulting… (More)
Atrial fibrillation and other cardiac conduction disturbances are not contraindications for the use of tricyclic antidepressants. A case in which physician unfamiliarity with these facts led to an unnecessary delay in the antidepressant treatment of a patient with depression and long-standing atrial fibrillation is presented.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are effective antidepressant agents. They are increasingly and effectively used in a number of other psychiatric and non-psychiatric medical syndromes. Their potential for serious toxicity (i.e., hypertensive reaction) is far less than original reports suggest, and newer reversible substrate-specific MAOIs may offer even… (More)