Mini-Quiz: Atypical Depression

November 20, 2012

It was not until the introduction of this MAOI that the term “atypical depression” began to emerge to describe a particular variant of nonendogenous depression.

It was not until the introduction of the first monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) that the term “atypical depression” began to emerge to describe a particular variant of nonendogenous depression. What was the name of that MAOI?

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Answer: e, iproniazid
It was not until the introduction of the first MAOI-iproniazid-that the term “atypical depression” began to emerge to describe a particular variant of nonendogenous depression. For more on this topic, see "Atypical Depression in the 21st Century: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues," by Mario A. Cristancho, MD, John P. O’Reardon, MD, and Michael E. Thase, MD, from which this quiz was adapted.