Hong Kong Med J 2001;7:299-302 | Number 3, September 2001
Triiodothyronine augmentation for the treatment of depression in substance misusers unresponsive to tricyclic antidepressants
CK Kan, TP Ho
Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
We report on two substance misusers with depression resistant to tricyclic antidepressant treatment who responded to triiodothyronine augmentation. The management of resistant depression, augmentation strategies with particular reference to triiodothyronine, and the possible mechanism of action of triiodothyronine are discussed.
Key words: Antidepressive agents, tricyclic; Depression; Triiodothyronine, drug effects; Triiodothyronine, therapeutic use
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