|Title:|| Method for treating certain psychiatric disorders and certain psychiatric symptoms|
|Abstract:||There is disclosed a method for treating psychiatric disorders including circadian rhythm disorders, borderline personality disorders, personality disorders, Late Luteal Phase Dysphoric Disorder, psychoactive substance use disorders, sexual disorders, and schizophrenia and certain psychiatric symptoms including stress, anger, worry, rejection sensitivity and 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) |
|Filing Date:||Apr 17, 1992|
|Claims:||1. A method for treating psychiatric symptoms, comprising administering a therapeutically effective nontoxic dose of fluoxetine or a derivative or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to a patient exhibiting psychiatric symptoms, wherein the psychiatric symptoms are selected from the group consisting of stress, worry, anger, rejection sensitivity, and lack of mental or physical energy. |
2. The method of claim 1 wherein the daily adult dose of fluoxetine is from about 2 mg to about 80 mg.