Reserpine in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric, Neurological, and Related Clinical Problems.

W. B. Spriegel, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(3):434-435. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250140156024.
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"Reserpine in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric, Neurological, and Related Clinical Problems" is the subject of the April 15, 1955, issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Thirty papers describe the neuropharmacology and clinical uses of the drug. Two of the papers report the use of chloropromazine as well as the use of reserpine. The papers were the result of a conference on reserpine held by the Section of Biology of the New York Academy of Sciences on Feb. 3 and 4, 1955. Included are reports on the use of reserpine in the various psychoses and neuroses, ambulatory and hospitalized geriatric psychotics, essential hypertension, chronic schizophrenic reactions, shock-reversible and shock-resistent patients, chronically disturbed psychotic patients; irritable and hypertonic infants; office and private psychiatric practice; organic convulsive states, enuresis, and head injuries; epilepsy and behavior problems in children; narcotic withdrawal sickness; dermatological therapy; preoperative, peroperative, and postoperative sedation;


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