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Use of Pindolol in Depression

Dag Stenberg stenberg at cc.helsinki.fi
Thu Feb 12 16:12:09 EST 1998

Samuel M. Fredland <samfredland at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have any information on the use of beta blockers like
> pindolol to augment SSRI's in the treatment of depression?  I know
> that 5HT-1A antagonists are supposed to increase overall serotonergic
> transmission and that at least one study (Berman et al, Am J
> Psychiatry 1997 154:37-43) has found that pindolol is not effective in
> hastening the onset of recovery from depression.  

Previous reports (F.Artigas and his colleagues) were quite encouraging.

Dag Stenberg
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