Abstract Title:

The antidepressant potential of oral S-adenosyl-l-methionine.

Abstract Source:

Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1990 May;81(5):432-6 PMID: 2113347

Abstract Author(s):

J F Rosenbaum, M Fava, W E Falk, M H Pollack, L S Cohen, B M Cohen, G S Zubenko

Abstract:

Full Citation: "S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAMe), a naturally occurring brain metabolite, has previously been found to be effective and tolerated well in parenteral form as a treatment of major depression. To explore the antidepressant potential of oral SAMe, we conducted an open trial in 20 outpatients with major depression, including those with (n = 9) and without (n = 11) prior history of antidepressant nonresponse. The group as a whole significantly improved with oral SAMe: 7 of 11 non-treatment-resistant and 2 of 9 treatment-resistant patients experienced full antidepressant response. Side effects were mild and transient."

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