Forms of atypical depression and their response to antidepressant drugs.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Three definitions of atypical depression are evaluated with respect to the effects of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) on the basis of pooled data from several double-blind studies. Those three definitions of atypical depression are depression with associated panic, depression secondary to a diagnosis of anxiety, and depression with reversed vegetative change. In none of these forms was a drug difference observed. However, when gender was taken into account, MAOIs were superior to TCAs in depressed women with panic attacks, whereas TCAs were superior to MAOIs in depressed men with panic attacks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, J; Pelton, S

Published Date

  • February 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 95

PubMed ID

  • 3083445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-1781

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0165-1781(86)90063-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland