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The Use of Psychotropic Drugs in the Treatment of Cancer Pain

  • R. Kocher
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 89)

Abstract

Psychotropic drugs — especially antidepressants and neuroleptics — have become an important element in the treatment of cancer pain. Soon after the introduction of neuroleptics in 1951/52 and antidepressants in 1957 in psychiatry, the first publications appeared reporting their beneficial analgesic effect. Later publications emphasized that psychotropic drugs may potentiate the effects of analgesics and help to reduce their use.

Keywords

Analgesic Effect Cancer Pain Psychotropic Drug Opiate Receptor Nucleus Reticularis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Kocher
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatrische UniversitätsklinikBaselSwitzerland

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