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Drug therapy in anxiety, depression and other neurotic illnesses

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Several articles in the first two volumes of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin have been about drugs promoted for use in anxiety, depression and other illnesses of neurotic origin. There are no signs of any impending ‘breakthrough’ in the treatment of mental illness with drugs, nor is there any lessening of the tide of drugs promoted by manufacturers for this purpose: so the time seems opportune to comment on some principles of drug therapy in this field.

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