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  • G M Bressa
  • Acta neurologica Scandinavica. Supplementum
  • 1994
INTRODUCTION S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAMe) is a naturally-occurring substance which is a major source of methyl groups in the brain. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of the studies on SAMe to assess the efficacy of this compound in the treatment of depression compared with placebo and standard tricyclic antidepressants. RESULTS Our(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) and 5-HT receptors are involved in mood disturbances, such as anxiety and depression. Ritanserin is a new substance with highly selective blocking activity on S2 receptors for 5-HT in the central nervous system. Ritanserin, (20 mg daily) and lorazepam (5 mg daily) were administered to 24 patients suffering from generalized anxiety disorders(More)
Aging is one of the most important current problems. In fact, according to statistics, the elderly population of the world is continuously increasing, and depression represents the most frequent psychiatric problem in the aged. It is well known that the antidepressive treatment of the aged imposes particular problems because of the frequent presence of(More)
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) is a naturally occurring substance which is a major source of methyl groups in the brain and has been found in previous studies to be an effective antidepressant. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of oral SAMe in the treatment of depressed postmenopausal women in a 30-day double-blind placebo-controlled(More)
Eighteen outpatients with major depression (diagnosis was made according to DSM-III criteria) were treated in a 5-week double-blind parallel group comparison of the new antidepressant fluoxetine with imipramine. From these results it can be shown that the drugs were comparable in efficacy, although because of the small sample size a moderate clinical(More)
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