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Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation:
Selected Reviews in Psychopharmacology

Serotonin Agents in the Treatment of Acquired Brain Injury

Zafonte, Ross D. DO; Cullen, Nora MD, MS; Lexell, Jan MD, PhD

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Abstract

Background: The development of novel serotonin agents has led to an increased use of these medications throughout medical practice. An understanding of the basic pharmacological function of these agents is key to understanding their usefulness. Among persons with brain injury, serotonin agents have been used for the treatment of depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, agitation, sleep disorders, and motor dysfunction.

Conclusion: This article will review the mechanisms, efficacy, and side effects of serotonin agents with a focus on persons with brain injury.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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