Drug combinations in the treatment of refractory depression: a review.J Clin Psychiatry. 1981 Oct; 42(10):368-73.JC
The authors critically review several drug combinations that may be of promise in the management of depressions that do not respond to treatment with a single drug. These include the use of tricyclic antidepressants with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI's), L-triiodothyronine (T3), methylphenidate, lithium carbonate, L-tryptophan, reserpine, and neuroleptics; MAOI's with lithium and L-tryptophan; and L-tryptophan with allopurinol. The authors stress the need for further double-blind, controlled studies to evaluate the safety and efficacy of these combinations.