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Pindolol For Depression: A Useful Antidepressant Adjunct?

Pindolol is a beta blocker initially synthesized by the pharmaceutical company Sandoz in the 1960s.  As of 1977 it received FDA approval for the management of hypertension and was sold under the brand name “Visken.”  Pharmacologically, pindolol acts as a non-selective beta blocker, meaning it competitively binds to all 3 beta-adrenergic receptor sites (Beta-1, Beta-2, …

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Antidepressant Augmentation Strategies for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Antidepressant augmentation strategies are commonly reviewed when an individual is unresponsive to monotherapeutic treatment. In other words, people that try treatments by themselves such as: using an SSRI medication or going to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may not have as great of a response as if the treatments were combined. In some cases, a person …

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