A 6-week randomized controlled trial with 4-week follow-up of acupuncture combined with paroxetine in patients with major depressive disorder.

@article{Qu2013A6R,
  title={A 6-week randomized controlled trial with 4-week follow-up of acupuncture combined with paroxetine in patients with major depressive disorder.},
  author={Shan-shan Qu and Yong Huang and Zhang Zhang and Jun-Qi Chen and Ren-yong Lin and Chong-Qi Wang and Gan-Long Li and Hei Kiu Wong and Cang-Huan Zhao and J Pan and S Guo and Yan-Chi Zhang},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={726-32}
}
Acupuncture possesses the antidepressant potential. In this 6-week randomized controlled trial with 4-week follow-up, 160 patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) were randomly assigned to paroxetine (PRX) alone (n = 48) or combined with 18 sessions of manual acupuncture (MA, n = 54) or electrical acupuncture (EA, n = 58). Treatment outcomes were measured mainly using the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17), Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS), clinical response and remission… CONTINUE READING
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