Efficacy in special patient groups

Katz et al.(39 found significant benefits of nortriptyline over placebo in a small study of elderly depressed residents of nursing homes. However, one-third of those eligible for antidepressant treatment had to withdraw because of adverse events. Evans et al./37 using a placebo-controlled design, found that the chances of recovery from depression in severely medically ill patients was doubled in the active wing of the trial, using fluoxetine. Tolerance was satisfactory. Those with the most serious illness did as well as the remainder.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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