Therapeutic Uses of Beta-Blockers in Psychosomatics

  • A. N. Singh

Abstract

The present status and future prospect of beta-blockers in clinical psychiatry remain provocatingly controversial but stimulating enough to warrant the review of the available literature for ever expanding therapeutic applications. Psychiatrists in recent years have been exploring the therapeutic uses of beta-blockers in the management of (1) Anxiety Neurosis, (2) temporary life stress situation, (3) Lithium induced tremor, (4) alcoholic withdrawal syndrome, (5) opiate withdrawal, (6) for control of aggression and rage, and (7) schizophrenia.

Keywords

Placebo Lithium Schizophrenia Morphine Neurol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Hamilton Psychiatric HospitalHamiltonCanada

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