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Claims for Patent: 5,789,449

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Claims for Patent: 5,789,449

Title: Treatment of symptoms associated with premenstrual disorders
Abstract:There is disclosed a method for treating certain psychiatric symptoms including anger, rejection sensitivity and a lack of mental or physical energy with administration of a nontoxic dose of a serotonin re-uptake blocker. Preferably, the serotonin re-uptake blocker is fluoxetine or norfluoxetine.
Inventor(s): Norden; Michael J. (Seattle, WA)
Assignee:
Application Number:08/715,992
Patent Claims: 1. A method for treating psychiatric symptoms comprising administering a nontoxic dose of a serotonin re-uptake blocker to a patient, wherein the psychiatric symptoms are selected from the group consisting of anger, rejection sensitivity, and lack of mental or physical energy.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the serotonin re-uptake blocker is seleted from the group consisting of fluoxetine, zimelidine, fluvoxamine, sertaline, indalpine, citalopram, femoxetine, paroxetine, alaproclate, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

3. The method of claim 2 wherein the serotonin re-uptake blocker is fluoxetine or sertraline.

4. The method of claim 3 wherein the daily adult dose of fluoxetine is from about 2 mg to about 80 mg.

5. A method for treating psychiatric symptoms associated with premenstrual disorders, comprising administering a nontoxic dose of a serotonin re-uptake blocker to a patient, wherein the psychiatric symptoms associated with premenstrual disorders are selected from the group consisting of anger, rejection sensitivity, and lack of mental or physical energy.

6. The method of claim 5 wherein the serotonin re-uptake blocker is seleted from the group consisting of fluoxetine, norfluoxetine, zimelidine, fluvoxamine, sertraline, indalpine, citalopram, femoxetine, paroxetine, alaproclate, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

7. The method of claim 6 wherein the serotonin re-uptake blocker is fluoxetine or sertraline.

8. The method of claim 7 wherein the daily adult dose of fluoxetine is from about 2 mg to about 80 mg.
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