Trend Mirrors General Practice: Psychiatry Residents May Miss TCAs, MAOIs
Tucker, Miriam E., Clinical Psychiatry News
BOSTON -- Psychiatry residents appear to be overlooking older antidepressive treatments, Dr. Rachel Dew reported in a poster at the American Psychiatric Association's Institute on Psychiatric Services.
A chart review of 112 depressed psychiatric clinic outpatients who were treated by residents showed that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) were used infrequently, while monamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and electroconvulsive therapy were not prescribed at all during the 12-month study period. Data suggest that this pattern parallels that of general psychiatry practice (Prog. …
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Publication information: Article title: Trend Mirrors General Practice: Psychiatry Residents May Miss TCAs, MAOIs. Contributors: Tucker, Miriam E. - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 31. Issue: 12 Publication date: December 2003. Page number: 62. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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