TITLE

USE OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGICAL AGENTS FOR FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

AUTHOR(S)
Clouse, R. E.; Lustman, P. J.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Gut;Sep2005, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p1332
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on different types of psychopharmacological agents used in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Clinical experience suggests that benzodiazeines share many benefits observed from antidepressants but their pharmacokinetics and potential for dependency make them undesirable but for short term symptom management. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have broad effects on neurotransmitter physiology. Antidepressants that more closely share the neurotransmitter effects of TCAs and their analgesic effects, such as duloxetine.
ACCESSION #
18143433

 

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