Potentiation of antidepressant medications by phase advance of the sleep-wake cycle

D. A. Sack, John Nurnberger, N. E. Rosenthal, E. Ashburn, T. A. Wehr

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Abstract

Four patients with major depression who were unresponsive to antidepressant medications rapidly improved and remained euthymic after an advance of the sleep-wake cycle. Phase advance of the sleep-wake cycle and antidepressant treatment may have complementary effects on the circadian system. The authors suggest that the combination may be useful in treating drug nonresponders and in hastening response to antidepressant drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-608
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume142
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Antidepressive Agents
Sleep
Depression
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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Sack, D. A., Nurnberger, J., Rosenthal, N. E., Ashburn, E., & Wehr, T. A. (1985). Potentiation of antidepressant medications by phase advance of the sleep-wake cycle. American Journal of Psychiatry, 142(5), 606-608.

Potentiation of antidepressant medications by phase advance of the sleep-wake cycle. / Sack, D. A.; Nurnberger, John; Rosenthal, N. E.; Ashburn, E.; Wehr, T. A.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 142, No. 5, 1985, p. 606-608.

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Sack, DA, Nurnberger, J, Rosenthal, NE, Ashburn, E & Wehr, TA 1985, 'Potentiation of antidepressant medications by phase advance of the sleep-wake cycle', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 142, no. 5, pp. 606-608.
Sack, D. A. ; Nurnberger, John ; Rosenthal, N. E. ; Ashburn, E. ; Wehr, T. A. / Potentiation of antidepressant medications by phase advance of the sleep-wake cycle. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1985 ; Vol. 142, No. 5. pp. 606-608.
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