Amy E Brodhead

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The present study replicates a previous study in which we found that the less frequently used Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) is as sensitive an instrument in detecting antidepressant-placebo differences in antidepressant clinical trials as the more widely used Hamilton Depression (HAM-D) rating scale. The Clinical Global Impressions(More)
Some previous reports suggest that women respond differently than men to antidepressant treatment. Much of this literature compares men and women's response to tricyclics to that of newer antidepressants (SSRIs, SNRI), or only examines one particular antidepressant. This study compares men and women's responses to 6 newer antidepressants. A total of 15(More)
Although increased pre-treatment severity of depressive symptoms is thought to suggest better outcome with tricyclic antidepressants, it is unclear if such a pattern exists among those depressed patients treated with newer antidepressants. If such a pattern with newer antidepressants were observed, it would have implications for the design and conduct of(More)
Based on available data, it is unclear if the suicide risk is significantly different among clinical trial patients assigned to psychotropics compared with patients assigned to placebo, among patients with various psychiatric diagnoses. This study was to investigate whether patients assigned to psychotropics would have a similar suicide risk as measured by(More)
BACKGROUND Placebo response, drug response, and drug-placebo differences appear to vary among psychiatric conditions. METHOD We evaluated the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Summary Basis of Approval (SBA) reports to compare the magnitude of placebo response, magnitude of psychotopic drug response, and drug placebo differences among various diagnostic(More)
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