Adherence to antidepressant therapy for major depressive patients in a psychiatric hospital in Thailand

@inproceedings{Prukkanone2010AdherenceTA,
  title={Adherence to antidepressant therapy for major depressive patients in a psychiatric hospital in Thailand},
  author={Benjamas Prukkanone and Theo Vos and Philip M. Burgess and Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk and Melanie Y. Bertram},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2010}
}
  • Benjamas Prukkanone, Theo Vos, +2 authors Melanie Y. Bertram
  • Published in BMC psychiatry 2010
  • Medicine
  • BackgroundPoor adherence to antidepressant therapy is an important barrier to the effective management of major depressive disorder. This study aims to quantify the adherence rate to antidepressant treatment and to determine the pattern of prescriptions of depressed patients in a psychiatric institute in Thailand.MethodsThis retrospective study used electronic pharmacy data of outpatients aged 15 or older, with a new diagnosis of major depression who received at least one prescription of… CONTINUE READING

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