Hispanics in Treatment: The Amoxapine Experience
“Amoxapine” (Asendin)(R) is a new antidepressant belonging to the so-called “second generation” of antidepressant drugs. Soon after it was introduced in the U.S.A. Pharmacopoeia and clinical use it was labeled and characterized as an excellent antidepressant with rapidity of action, fewer side effects and effectiveness. 1,2 Later another antidepressant “Trazodone” from the “second generation was introduced with excellent results.3,4 The authors thereafter evaluated in double blind studies both drugs in comparison with Amitriptyline, in Hispanic patients only, Study I, and compared the efficacy of Amoxapine vs. Placebo in Anglosaxons and Hispanic patients, Study II.
KeywordsHispanic Patient Illness Duration Antidepressant Efficacy Clinical Global Impression Scale Dysthymic Disorder
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