Aleksandra Dragicevic

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BACKGROUND Despite the long and widespread use of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD), standardized reliability studies in inexperienced raters are not available. METHODS Rater training was carried using three videotaped interviews with depressed patients in 21 psychiatric novices who had negligible previous experience with the HAMD.(More)
Imaging studies have shown that serum concentrations of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor citalopram correlate with serotonin transporter (5-HTT) occupancy in vivo. In patients with major depressive disorders treated with citalopram, 80% 5-HTT occupancy was considered to be necessary for maximal therapeutic effects, which requires citalopram serum(More)
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