L-Tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan in the treatment of depression
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume 57, Issue 3, pages 239–252, March 1978
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D'Elia, G., Hansonan, L. and Raotma, H. (1978), L-Tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan in the treatment of depression. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 57: 239–252. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1978.tb06890.x
- Issue published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
Trial performed do not provide evidence for an antidepressant effect of 5-HTP.
L-TP, without interacting pharmaca, does not appear to be a well-documented antidepressant. The only convincing evidence for L-TP as an antidepressant is that L-TP enhances the effect of MAOI.