Thorazine advertisement, 1957.|
Mental Hospitals, Vol. 8, No. 4.
Psychotherapy and Thorazine*...
a "combined therapy" most effective in the treatment
of hyperkinetic emotionally disturbed children
Improvement was noted by Freed and Peifer in 21 of 25 hyperkinetic emotionally disturbed children who received 4 to 16 months of psychotherapy and 'Thorazine'.
"Diminution in hyperactivity was the outstanding phenomenon. Combativeness was reduced considerably. There was a definite improvement in willingness to learn.
Trends toward increased emotional control were evidenced, although the basic personality seems unchanged."
Interpersonal relationships improved
'Thorazine', according to the authors, "dampens primitive fight-flight responses" without impairing consciousness and the learning process,
thereby improving interpersonal relationships.
Smith Kline & French Laboratories, Philadelphia
1. Freed, H., and Peifer, C.A.; Am. J. Psychiat. 113:22 (July) 1956.
*T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. for chlorpromazine, S.K.F..