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Depression

16 November 2011

Antidepressant shows promise for meth addicts

The antidepressant mirtazapine may help some methamphetamine addicts curb their use of the drug, at least in the short term, a small trial suggests.

The antidepressant mirtazapine may help some methamphetamine addicts curb their use of the drug -- at least in the short term, a small trial suggests.

"Drug counselling is the standard treatment for methamphetamine dependence," said Dr Grant N. Colfax of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. "But it's not nearly as successful as we'd like it to be. There's still a lot of room for improvement."

 

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