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J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1997 Apr;17 Suppl 1:2S-18S.

Pharmacology of antidepressants.

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Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 78284-7764, USA.


This review covers mechanisms of action, efficacy, side effects, and toxicity of various classes of antidepressants: tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, second-generation antidepressants including the selective inhibitors of serotonin reuptake, and novel drugs such as mirtazapine, nefazodone, and venlafaxine.

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