Source:

Nursing2015

February 2005, Volume 35 Number 2 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Authors

Abstract

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 35(2)             February 2005             p 8 An oldie but goodie [LETTERS]

NAME WITHHELD BY REQUEST

The comments appearing in this column are excerpted from readers' correspondence. Send your letter, complete mailing address, and credentials to: Letters Editor, Nursing2005 , 323 Norristown Rd., Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002, or e-mail to nursing@lww.com. Please include your e-mail address and daytime telephone number .

In your recent article on depression (“Is Your Patient Depressed?” December 2004), you didn't mention the tricyclic antidepressant nortriptyline. A little over 10 years ago, I was hospitalized for psychotic depression. One by one, I tried fluoxetine, paroxetine, and bupropion, but they didn't work. Finally I started on nortriptyline, which has kept me symptom-free for over 9 years. Sometimes older ...

 

In your recent article on depression ("Is Your Patient Depressed?" December 2004), you didn't mention the tricyclic antidepressant nortriptyline. A little over 10 years ago, I was hospitalized for psychotic depression. One by one, I tried fluoxetine, paroxetine, and bupropion, but they didn't work. Finally I started on nortriptyline, which has kept me symptom-free for over 9 years. Sometimes older drugs work better than the new ones.

 

-NAME WITHHELD BY REQUEST

In your recent article on depression ("Is Your Patient Depressed?" December 2004), you didn't mention the tricyclic antidepressant nortriptyline. A little over 10 years ago, I was hospitalized for psychotic depression. One by one, I tried fluoxetine, paroxetine, and bupropion, but they didn't work. Finally I started on nortriptyline, which has kept me symptom-free for over 9 years. Sometimes older drugs work better than the new ones.

-NAME WITHHELD BY REQUEST