[Clinical usefulness of monitoring serum levels of imipramine and desipramine in patients treated for endogenous depression].

Fifteen patients with endogenous unipolar and bipolar depression were treated with imipramine and, if necessary, one of benzodiazepine or neuroleptic. Total serum concentrations of imipramine (IMI) and its active metabolite desipramine (DMI) were measured in steady-state by FPIA method . Severity of depression was assessed using the Hamilton Depression… (More)