Andrew Dickman and Roger Knaggs

in Chronic Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199230280
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607020 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library


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• Not all antidepressants are effective for the management of neuropathic pain • Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, are the gold standard to which others are compared, while SSRIs appear ineffective • Of the newer agents, only duloxetine has a license for pain management, specifically for diabetic neuropathy.

Chapter.  1705 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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