Psychiatry: Quick Lift for Depression

No man has pioneered more boldly with "psychic-energizer" drugs for lifting patients out of a severe depression than Dr. Nathan S. Kline of New York's Rockland State Hospital. And no man has been quicker to admit that the drugs take too long—usually two to three weeks—to begin to work. Since depressed patients are the ones most likely to try to commit suicide, psychiatrists would like to give them a quick lift. Such help may soon be available, Dr. Kline told a pharmacology meeting in Prague; he has found a promising accelerator for psychic-energizer drugs.

The energizer drugs are technically called...

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