Year: 1964 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.121, no.4, (1964), p.376-377 SIEC No: 20052063

This article emphasizes the danger of using euphemistic names ÒtranquilizerÓ & ÒantidepressantÓ & the risk of automatic generalization in treatment. The use of tranquilizers & antidepressants can, in some cases, increase the suicidal risk for persons with suicidal tendencies. An analysis of one patient dealing with depression, is included, where sedation & tranquilization interfered with the natural process of mourning. (LC)