Tales from the History of Psychiatry: Opium, an Ancient Psychotropic
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 14, Number 9, September 2016
Marcia Zuckerman, MD
Director of psychiatric services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA
Dr. Zuckerman has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
These days, opiates are primarily prescribed to treat pain. But there is a long history of using opiates to treat depression and other mental illness.