Does the duration of index episode affect the treatment outcome of major depressive disorder? A STAR*D report.

@article{Gilmer2008DoesTD,
  title={Does the duration of index episode affect the treatment outcome of major depressive disorder? A STAR*D report.},
  author={William S Gilmer and Jackie K Gollan and Stephen R. Wisniewski and Robert H. Howland and Madhukar H. Trivedi and Sachiko Miyahara and Jenelle Fleck and Michael E. Thase and Jonathan E. Alpert and Andrew Nierenberg and Diane Warden and Maurizio Fava and A. John Rush},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 8},
  pages={1246-56}
}
OBJECTIVE This article aims to identify baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with the duration of the index major depressive episode (MDE) and to assess the effect of the current MDE duration on response and remission rates with up to 14 weeks of citalopram. METHOD Eligible participants met DSM-IV criteria for nonpsychotic major depressive disorder, scored >or= 14 on the 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D-17), and were not resistant to adequate… CONTINUE READING
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