Antidepressant Augmentation: Conclusions and Recommendations




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All of the strategies reviewed in this supplement warrant particular attention because they either have a long history of use or have recently become more widely cited in the literature and are used increasingly in clinical practice. These strategies to augment inadequate antidepressant response include the adjunct use of lithium, thyroid, anxiolytics, pindolol, anticonvulsants, dopamine agonists, stimulants, and supplemental antidepressants. In their articles, the authors conclude that each of the strategies they reviewed has been shown to enhance the response to antidepressant drugs.

J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(suppl 5):70–73