Year: 1977 Source: Clinical Toxicology, v.10, no.2, (1977), p.149-158 SIEC No: 19840993

The tricyclic antidepressant drugs produce a serious & complex poisoning in patients who either accidentally or intentionally ingest them. Fatality rates even with intensive care, may be exceedingly high. As these drugs are very useful in the treatment of severe depression, it is unlikely that prescriptions for them will decrease. Prescribing physicians would, therefore, be thoroughly familiar with the toxicity of these drugs & the methods of treatment.