Early discontinuation of antidepressants in general practice: association with patient and prescriber characteristics.

@article{Hansen2004EarlyDO,
  title={Early discontinuation of antidepressants in general practice: association with patient and prescriber characteristics.},
  author={Dorte Gils{\aa} Hansen and Werner Vach and Jens-Ulrik Rosholm and Jens S\ondergaard and Lars Freng Gram and Jakob Kragstrup},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={623-9}
}
BACKGROUND Most antidepressant treatment is initiated and continued in general practice but, despite current guidelines, treatment duration is often short among patients with depression. Discontinuation may, however, be caused by a complexity of factors, but so far research has focused on drug effects, adverse effects and drug regimens. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to analyse whether early discontinuation of first-time antidepressant treatment in general practice may be predicted by (i) social… CONTINUE READING