Faulk's Basic Forensic Psychiatry 3rd Edition by J. H. Stonehouse, Malcolm Faulk, Sarah Roberts,

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The structures where this communication occurs are points of contact between nerve cells, called synapses. To understand the actions of psychiatric drugs, it is necessary to understand the workings of synapses. Each synapse is made up of parts of two different nerve cells that are separated by a small space called the synaptic cleft. The specialized part of one nerve cell, called the nerve terminal, manufactures a neurotransmitter, such as dopamine. When this nerve cell is activated by signals from other nerve cells, it squirts some of its neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft.

On February 4, 1956, we sent Geigy a long report in which we pointed out the effect this substance had in depressions. ” :: Confirmation soon came. By 1958 Kuhn had given imipramine to several hundred patients with major depression—a form of depression that is much more severe than Clara’s—and had many excellent results. Major depression is remarkably common, affecting at least one in twenty people at some time in their lives, often repeatedly. Because it is so prevalent and can go on for many months at a time, the World Health Organization ranks major depression second only to heart disease as a source of suffering and disability.

But fluoxetine’s great promise was not immediately apparent. In the decade after Wong’s discovery, Lilly was reluctant to invest the vast sum needed to find out if it could be used to treat depression. S. rights to 40 :: Sweet Oblivious Antidotes Zelmid. Were it not for zimelidine’s rare but potentially fatal side effect, the household word for antidepressant would now be Zelmid instead of Prozac. :: Getting Prozac approved for sale as an antidepressant was not, however, as easy as Lilly would have liked.

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