Christoph Sievers

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BACKGROUND Guideline oriented treatment strategies of Major depressive disorder (MDD) improve treatment outcomes and reduce risks of chronicity and recurrence. AIMS Description of routine treatment reality and analysis of guideline fidelity in first episode MDD in Germany. Indicators: patients with severe or psychotic depression or severe psychiatric(More)
BACKGROUND Existing diverse bottom-up estimations of direct costs associated with depression in Germany motivated a detailed patient-level analysis of depression-related treatment (DRT), -costs (DRC) and Comorbidity. METHODS A large sickness fund's claims data was used to retrospectively identify patients aged 18-65 years with new-onset depression(More)
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