Treatment of major affective disorder with fluvoxamine

J Clin Psychiatry. 1987 Feb;48(2):65-8.

Abstract

A placebo-controlled, double-blind study of 63 inpatients with major affective disorder was performed to compare the safety and efficacy of fluvoxamine and imipramine. Results indicate that fluvoxamine and imipramine are superior to placebo and demonstrate a trend toward superiority of fluvoxamine over imipramine. Fluvoxamine was generally well tolerated in most patients.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Depressive Disorder / drug therapy*
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Humans
  • Imipramine / adverse effects
  • Imipramine / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oximes / adverse effects
  • Oximes / therapeutic use*
  • Personality Inventory
  • Placebos
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Random Allocation

Substances

  • Oximes
  • Placebos
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Imipramine