The Use of MAOIs (November)

Date of Issue: 11/01/2006 | Volume: 4 | Number: 11

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In This Issue

Article

EMSAM: A User-Friendly MAOI?

EMSAM is here! Let us begin with a question that has been on everybody’s mind: Why is it named “EMSAM?"

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Article

The MAOI-Cheese Interaction: A Primer

The MAOIs were first introduced in the mid-1950s, and for the first decade of their use, nobody had an inkling that combining them with cheese (or any other high tyramine food) could be dangerous.

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Article

The Classic MAOIs: Our Capsule Summaries

Arguably, the most confusing thing about MAOIs is keeping track of which medication is “tranylcypromine” and which is “phenelzine.” The following mnemonics work for Dr. Carlat, and perhaps they will for you.

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Tales From History

The First Antidepressant

The first patient to receive a modern antidepressant was Paula J. F., a Swiss woman admitted to the Munsterlingen asylum with depression.

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Expert QA

Reflections on the Use of MAOIs

Dr. Cole, you have been involved in some of the seminal research in psychopharmacology over the years, including some of the early studies of MAOIs. One of the things that I’ve heard is that the early studies of MAOIs were not very impressive. Is that true?

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