Serotonin agents in the treatment of acquired brain injury

RD Zafonte, N Cullen, Jan Lexell

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Abstract

Background: The development of novel serotonin agents has led to an increased use of these medications throughout medical practice. An understanding of the basic pharmacological function of these agents is key to understanding their usefulness. Among persons with brain injury, serotonin agents have been used for the treatment of depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, agitation, steep disorders, and motor dysfunction. Conclusion: This article will review the mechanisms, efficacy, and side effects of serotonin agents with a focus on persons with brain injury.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-334
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Surgery
  • Neurology

Keywords

  • acquired brain injury
  • serotonin agents
  • tricyclic
  • agents
  • antidepressant

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