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Beta-Blockers: Off-Label Use in Psychiatric Disorders

Newman, William J. MD; Xiong, Glen L. MD; Barnhorst, Amy V. MD

Section Editor(s): Janicak, Philip G. MD; Editor

doi: 10.1097/01.PSYPHR.0000436763.15959.dc

Dr. Newman is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Training Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Xiong is Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry; and Dr. Barnhorst is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry and the Law, University of California-Davis Medical Center, 2230 Stockton Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817; E-mail:

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The authors have disclosed that the use of beta-beta blockers such as propranolol, pindolol, atenolol, and metoprolol for psychiatric disorders as discussed in this article has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Please consult the product labeling for approved uses.

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