Adjuvant trazodone in the treatment of alcoholism: an open study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Serotonergic drugs have been proven to be helpful to alcoholics in maintaining abstinence. In this open study, we report that the atypical antidepressant trazodone at low doses was able to significantly decrease craving for alcohol, depressive, and anxious symptoms in a number (25) of detoxified alcohol-dependent subjects after 3 months of treatment. Trazodone may, therefore, be an adjuvant in the therapy of alcoholism.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Janiri, L; Hadjichristos, A; Buonanno, A; Rago, R; Mannelli, P; de Risio, S

Published Date

  • July 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 362 - 365

PubMed ID

  • 9719394

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-0414

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/oxfordjournals.alcalc.a008405


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England