Enrico Tedeschini

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OBJECTIVE Mood and alcohol use disorders are often co-occurring, each condition complicating the course and outcome of the other. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of antidepressants in patients with unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) and/or dysthymic disorder with comorbid alcohol use disorders and to compare antidepressant and(More)
OBJECTIVE Late-life depression is an important public health issue, given the growing proportion of the elderly relative to the general population in the developed world. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of antidepressants for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in elderly patients. DATA SOURCES PubMed/MEDLINE was(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to determine the efficacy of antidepressants in dysthymic disorder and to compare antidepressant and placebo response rates between major depressive disorder (MDD) and dysthymic disorder. DATA SOURCES PubMed/MEDLINE databases were searched for double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of antidepressants used as(More)
The objective of this study is to assess whether the antidepressants are effective in treating major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients with a co-morbid axis-III disorder, and to compare the relative efficacy (vs. placebo) of antidepressants between these patients and those enrolled in general MDD trials. Medline/Pubmed publication databases were(More)
OBJECTIVE In double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials for major depressive disorder (MDD), the impact of study duration on outcome has not been adequately studied. Our aim was to examine whether placebo-controlled antidepressant trials in MDD could be shortened to less than 4 weeks. In order to accomplish this, we examined the(More)
Patients with severe major depressive disorder are more likely than those with mild/moderate depression to experience the relative benefits of antidepressant therapy versus placebo. Several studies have, unexpectedly, failed to show a similar antidepressant-placebo discrepancy between patients with versus without anxious depression, although patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety symptoms in depression result often in treatment resistance, residual symptoms, and persistent functional impairment. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness and safety of adjunctive pregabalin to antidepressants for residual anxiety in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare patient characteristics, placebo-response rates, and outcome differences in active treatment compared to placebo in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and standard antidepressants for major depressive disorder (MDD). DATA SOURCES Eligible studies were first identified using searches of(More)
Depression and opiate-use disorders (abuse, dependence) often co-occur, each condition complicating the course and outcome of the other. It has been recommended that clinicians prescribe antidepressant therapy for mood symptoms in patients with active substance-use disorders, but whether antidepressants are effective in this specific population is not(More)
An increased likelihood of receiving placebo in randomized clinical trials has been found to predict greater chances of trial success. However, patients who are less likely to receive active therapy (and more likely to receive placebo) may be at increased risk of attrition which, in turn, can limit the statistical power of a study. Therefore, in the present(More)