The efficacy and safety of low doses of amisulpride (50 mg/day) and of fluoxetine (20 mg/day) were compared respectively in 139 and 129 outpatients with dysthymia during three months in a multi-centre double-blind trial. No statistically significant difference between the two groups was found in the number of responders at study-end with the Montgomery and Asberg Depressive Rating Scale, which was the main criterion for efficacy. In addition, amisulpride was well tolerated. These preliminary results suggest that low doses of amisulpride may be effective in the treatment of dysthymic patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health