1994 issue 2

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Volume 3, issue 2

Farmakoterapia neurologiczna

Treatment of depression

ELŻBIETA BOGDANOWICZ1
1. I Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 173-177
Keywords: depression, antidepressive drugs, side effects

Abstract

The paper presents an overview of issues connected with depressive syndromes prevalence and etiopathogenesis. Basic data are given on antidepressant tricyclic drugs, as well as on the so-called second generation pharmaceuticals: selective inhibitors of serotonin re-uptake and selective reversible MAO-A inhibitors. The most frequent undesirable side-effects occurring in the nervous system in the course of antidepressants administration are discussed.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Elżbieta Bogdanowicz,
II Klinika Psychiatryczna IPiN, Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa