Pharmacologic mechanisms of action of antidepressants.

Alan Frazer, P. Conway

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Abstract

In addition to standard types of antidepressants such as the TCAs and MAOIs, there are now newer drugs that have chemical structures and pharmacologic properties quite distinct from those of the original antidepressants. The various classes of antidepressants do have some properties in common, though, particularly an ability to down-regulate central beta-adrenergic receptors after their repeated administration. However, whether all types of antidepressants act through the same mechanism is not known.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-586
Number of pages12
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Pharmacologic Actions
Antidepressive Agents
Receptors, Adrenergic, beta
Down-Regulation
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Pharmacologic mechanisms of action of antidepressants. / Frazer, Alan; Conway, P.

In: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 7, No. 3, 09.1984, p. 575-586.

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