LEO E. HOLLISTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Widespread interest in drugs currently used for treating emotional disorders has created the erroneous impression that pharmacologic approaches to psychiatric treatment are something new. Both the number and the variety of drugs employed in the past have been large. The present review will cover only those agents used for functional emotional disorders within the last 20 years, first considering briefly the older treatments. The fact that each of these has been described as ameliorating the course of emotional illness emphasizes the difficulty of evaluating such treatment. This aspect of drug therapy is still unchanged.
The second purpose of this review
HOLLISTER LE. DRUGS IN EMOTIONAL DISORDERS: PAST AND PRESENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:1032–1048. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-5-1032
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(5):1032-1048.
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