W. L. TONGE, M.B. (Manc.) D.P.M. (Lond.)
A preliminary report1 on the treatment with nicotinic acid of 15 patients suffering from various forms of depression shows 14 much improved. This result is of sufficient interest to merit further investigation. The rationale of the procedure lies in the possible association between abnormal mental states and disturbances of cerebral circulation, and it was suggested that measures which lead to vasodilatation also bring about an improvement in the mental state.
The present series, treated at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, is of 16 patients who were consecutive referrals to the University Clinic, November, 1950, to July, 1951. It included five cases
TONGE WL. NICOTINIC ACID IN THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION(NICOTINIC ACID IN THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION*). Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:551–553. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-3-551
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