Efficacy of citalopram as a monotherapy or as an adjunctive treatment to estrogen therapy for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with depression and vasomotor symptoms.

@article{Soares2003EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of citalopram as a monotherapy or as an adjunctive treatment to estrogen therapy for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with depression and vasomotor symptoms.},
  author={Claudio N. Soares and Jennifer R Poitras and Jennifer Prouty and Allison B Alexander and Jan L. Shifren and Lee S. Cohen},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={473-9}
}
BACKGROUND Women frequently report depressive and vasomotor symptoms during the menopausal transition. Hormone therapy has been shown to improve some of these symptoms, although its safety as a long-term treatment has been questioned. It is still unclear whether the use of antidepressants alone may alleviate menopause-related mood and vasomotor symptoms or enhance the response observed with short-term use of estrogen therapy. METHOD Perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with depressive… CONTINUE READING

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