• Medicine
  • Published in California medicine 1958

Prepartum depression; a study of seventy unwed mothers treated with d-amphetamine sulfate and amobarbital.

@article{Caldwell1958PrepartumDA,
  title={Prepartum depression; a study of seventy unwed mothers treated with d-amphetamine sulfate and amobarbital.},
  author={W. G. E. Caldwell and W Nowers},
  journal={California medicine},
  year={1958},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={
          380-2
        }
}
Seventy unwed pregnant patients in states of mild to moderate depression evidenced by one or more symptoms (tenseness, "nervousness," crying spells, listlessness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, insomnia and overeating), received informal psychotherapy and a sustained-release capsule combining d-amphetamine sulfate and amobarbital.Forty-eight patients had complete or substantial relief of symptoms, 15 had partial relief, seven had slight or no relief. Use of the preparation seemed to make tense… CONTINUE READING