Discussion of Papers Related to Aspects of Treating Hispanic Patients in the USA
Dr. Moskovic compared in his paper 30 patients treated with Amoxapine and Amitryptaline in order to compare their effectiveness in reversing depressive symptoms. Amoxapine had superior results and also showed less side effects for sedation, memory loss, akin-thesia, dry mouth, blurred vision, and light headedness. Suicidal reaction and impaired sleep were the symptoms that improved most rapidly. Hispanic patients were noted to require lower dosages, which is a common denominator of all papers and will be discussed in more detail later. Dr. Moskovic notes that Norepinephrine reuptake is blocked by Amoxapine, but not by Amitriptyline which may explain the differences in rapidity of onset of action.
KeywordsMajor Depressive Disorder Extrapyramidal Symptom Norepinephrine Reuptake Hispanic Patient Impaired Sleep
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