Cathryn M. Clary

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OBJECTIVE Previous reports demonstrating quality-of-life impairment in anxiety and affective disorders have relied upon epidemiological samples or relatively small clinical studies. Administration of the same quality-of-life scale, the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire, to subjects entering multiple large-scale trials for depression(More)
BACKGROUND The demand for effective behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by exposure and ritual prevention exceeds its supply by trained therapists. A computer-guided behavior therapy self-help system (BT STEPS) was created that patients access by telephone from home via interactive voice response technology. This study compared the(More)
A common polymorphism (5HTTLPR) within the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (LSC6A4) has been shown to influence response time as well as overall response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in subjects with major depressive disorder. We hypothesized that a similar effect in response time to sertraline would be observed and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the comparative efficacy and safety of sertraline and nortriptyline for the treatment of major depressive disorder in older adults. METHOD A double-blind, parallel group design was used to compare 210 outpatients, 60 years of age and older, who met DSM-III-R criteria for major depressive episode and had a(More)
The influence of the use of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) on the antidepressant response to sertraline of 127 women over 60 years old was evaluated with data from two multicenter trials. At endpoint, sertraline-treated women taking ERT had significantly greater global improvement and quality of life than those not receiving ERT. Modest improvements(More)
OBJECTIVE Sertraline's efficacy and tolerability in treating generalized anxiety disorder were evaluated. METHOD Adult outpatients with DSM-IV generalized anxiety disorder and a total score of 18 or higher on the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale were eligible. After a 1-week single-blind placebo lead-in, patients were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of(More)
One hundred and fifty-five outpatients suffering from major depression with moderate anxiety entered a double-blind study comparing 8 weeks of treatment with buspirone or placebo. Thirty-four percent of buspirone and 41% of placebo patients discontinued treatment before 8 weeks. Results were consistent across all physician- and patient-completed outcome(More)
BACKGROUND Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) have demonstrated consistent efficacy in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), while agents that are primarily norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors have not. Comparable efficacy has been demonstrated for SRI and non-SRI antidepressants in uncomplicated major depressive disorder (MDD). This(More)
BACKGROUND Generalized social anxiety disorder is an early onset, highly chronic, frequently disabling disorder with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 13%. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of sertraline for the treatment of severe generalized social anxiety disorder in adults. METHOD After a 1-week(More)
OBJECTIVE There have been few placebo-controlled trials of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for depressed elderly patients. This placebo-controlled study of sertraline was designed to confirm the results of non-placebo-controlled trials. METHOD The subjects were outpatients age 60 years or older who had a DSM-IV diagnosis of major depressive(More)