Physostigmine treatment of acute phenycyclidine intoxication

S. Castellani, P. M. Adams, A. J. Giannini

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Abstract

The therapeutic efficacy of physostigmine in treating phencyclidine toxicity is reported. Significant improvement, assessed on the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale performed by a rater blind to the drug treatment, was seen in all seven cases examined. These results demonstrate the need for further clinical study of physostigmine as a diagnostic test and therapeutic agent for phencyclidine intoxication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-11
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume43
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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