0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Brief Reports   |    
Placebo-controlled trial of fluoxetine as an adjunct to relapse prevention in alcoholics
Am J Psychiatry 1995;152:391-397.
text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The authors tested the hypothesis that fluoxetine, when used in combination with relapse prevention psychotherapy, directly reduces relapse frequency and severity for alcoholics. METHOD: The authors conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of fluoxetine (up to a maximum of 60 mg/day) for 12 weeks in combination with weekly psychotherapy for 101 alcohol-dependent subjects who were not selected on the basis of comorbid major depression. Outcomes were measured at the end of treatment and 6 months after treatment. RESULTS: Placebo- treated subjects were more complaint with the medication regimen and remained in the study longer than fluoxetine-treated subjects. There was significantly less alcohol consumption in both groups during treatment than before treatment. These effects persisted during the posttreatment period. Although fluoxetine treatment had no significant effects on alcohol consumption, it reduced Hamilton Depression Rating Scale scores more than placebo treatment among subjects with current major depression. CONCLUSIONS: Fluoxetine at a dose of 60 mg/day is probably not of use for relapse prevention in alcoholics with mild to moderate alcohol dependence and no comorbid depression. In alcoholics with major depression, the drug may reduce depressive symptoms. Subsequent studies with fluoxetine should probably focus on more severely alcohol-dependent subjects or those with comorbid depression.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Web of Science® Times Cited: 206

Related Content
Articles
Books
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 47.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 38.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 47.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 47.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 47.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
APA Guidelines
PubMed Articles