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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)
One hundred and eight patients with major depression were treated with fluoxetine 20 mg/day for 3 weeks. Patients who failed to respond to this open-label treatment were randomly assigned either to receive fluoxetine 60 mg/day for 5 weeks or to continue treatment with fluoxetine 20 mg/day for an additional 5 weeks. Both treatment groups demonstrated a(More)
One hundred fifty-five outpatients suffering from major depression with significant anxiety entered a double-blind study comparing 8 weeks of treatment with buspirone or placebo. Twenty-nine percent of buspirone and 40 percent of placebo patients discontinued treatment before 8 weeks. Major efficacy measures were the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression(More)
Munchausen syndrome, a chronic factitious disorder with physical symptoms, also called hospital hoboes or hospital addiction, is an uncommon psychiatric disorder, usually presents as an emergency. The correct recognition of the syndrome is important in medical practice. A brief review with an interesting case report is presented.
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