Use of tryptophan in combination with other antidepressant treatments: a review.

@article{Young1991UseOT,
  title={Use of tryptophan in combination with other antidepressant treatments: a review.},
  author={Simon N. Young},
  journal={Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={241-6}
}
  • Simon N. Young
  • Published 1991 in Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN
In four studies, all carried out more than 20 years ago, the combination of tryptophan plus a monoamine oxidase inhibitor was significantly better than tryptophan plus placebo in the treatment of depression. However, there is no evidence that tryptophan has any clinically significant effect on other treatments such as tricyclic antidepressants and ECT. Side effects of the combination of tryptophan and a monoamine oxidase inhibitors have limited the use of this combination. The risk of the… CONTINUE READING