Psychostimulants in the Treatment of Depression

@article{Orr2007PsychostimulantsIT,
  title={Psychostimulants in the Treatment of Depression},
  author={K. Orr and D. Taylor},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={239-257}
}
  • K. Orr, D. Taylor
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • CNS Drugs
  • Psychostimulants have euphoric and alerting properties that suggest their usefulness in treating depressive disorders; however, problems with tolerance and dependence with some drugs militate against their widespread therapeutic use where more acceptable licensed alternatives are available. The introduction of modafinil, a stimulant not associated with tolerance and dependence, has re-awakened interest in psychostimulants as antidepressants. The available literature, while containing somewhat… CONTINUE READING

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