Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), 694-703 SIEC No: 19850271

This article discusses advances in the area of pharmacotherapy related to the treatment of depression. Important developments include: an understanding of the action of antidepressants in the symptomatic treatment of all forms of depression; a new series of tetracyclic (bridged tricyclic) antidepressants; administration, adjunct & sub-situation therapy related to ECT, antipsychotic drugs & lithium; success in distributing this information.(NBB)