Is the beneficial antidepressant effect of coadministration of pindolol really due to somatodendritic autoreceptor antagonism?

BACKGROUND We investigated the combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) with the beta-adrenoceptor/serotonin 1A (5-HT(1A)) antagonist pindolol, based on the concept that 5-HT(1A) receptor blockade would eliminate the need for desensitization of presynaptic 5-HT(1A) receptors and therefore hasten the onset of action and improve the… CONTINUE READING