A randomized, prospective pilot study of patient expectancy and antidepressant outcome.

@article{Rutherford2013ARP,
  title={A randomized, prospective pilot study of patient expectancy and antidepressant outcome.},
  author={Bret R. Rutherford and Sue M. Marcus and P Wang and Joel R. Sneed and Gregory Pelton and Dev Devanand and Naihua Duan and S P Steven P Roose},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={975-82}
}
BACKGROUND This study is a randomized, prospective, investigation of the relationships between clinical trial design, patient expectancy and the outcome of treatment with antidepressant medication. Method Adult out-patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) were randomized to either placebo-controlled (PC, 50% probability of receiving active medication) or comparator (COMP, 100% probability of receiving active medication) administration of antidepressant medication. Independent-samples t… CONTINUE READING

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