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Tianeptine — an effective option in the treatment of depressed alcoholic patients

Iwona Patejuk-Mazurek
Psychiatria 2016;13(1):25-30.

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Vol 13, No 1 (2016)
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Abstract

The coexistence of depression and alcoholism is known for a long time. It is estimated that between 30 to 70% of patients with alcohol dependence present symptoms of depression, which often contributes to relapse to drinking even after long periods of abstinence. It was also found that among patients with mood disorders alcohol dependence is 1.5−2 times more likely than in the general population. Today there are many studies on the use of various antidepressants in the treatment of depressive disorders among people addicted to alcohol. The author describes the advantages of tianeptine in this type of clinical situations.

Abstract

The coexistence of depression and alcoholism is known for a long time. It is estimated that between 30 to 70% of patients with alcohol dependence present symptoms of depression, which often contributes to relapse to drinking even after long periods of abstinence. It was also found that among patients with mood disorders alcohol dependence is 1.5−2 times more likely than in the general population. Today there are many studies on the use of various antidepressants in the treatment of depressive disorders among people addicted to alcohol. The author describes the advantages of tianeptine in this type of clinical situations.

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Keywords

alcoholism, depression, tianeptine

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Title

Tianeptine — an effective option in the treatment of depressed alcoholic patients

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 13, No 1 (2016)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

25-30

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2016;13(1):25-30.

Keywords

alcoholism
depression
tianeptine

Authors

Iwona Patejuk-Mazurek

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