27. Antidepressants for Cocaine Dependence1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch27

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Antidepressants for Cocaine Dependence1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch27

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • antidepressants for cocaine dependence;
  • cocaine-dependent excluding younger than 18 years/and pregnant women;
  • antidepressants, and effectiveness for cocaine dependence/abuse;
  • cocaine use, disorder dependence generating medical/social problems;
  • efficacy and acceptability of antidepressants alone or in combination;
  • primary outcomes, drop-outs/number/type of side effects experienced;
  • other outcomes, compliance, craving and severity of dependence;
  • antidepressants versus other drugs, as dopamine/anticonvulsants;
  • evidence, not in support of antidepressant in cocaine abuse/dependence


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