Gender differences in routine treatment of depressed outpatients with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline.

@article{Thiels2005GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in routine treatment of depressed outpatients with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline.},
  author={Cornelia Thiels and Michael Linden and Frank Grieger and Joachim Leonard},
  journal={International clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
Gender is known to have an influence on medical treatment and the prescribing and outcome of drug treatment. This has also been suggested for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). To examine sex differences in the treatment with the SSRI sertraline in routine treatment of depression, data from a 6-month prospective drug utilization observation study on 3,858 women and 1,594 men were analysed for gender differences. Compared to men, women were more often treated by a general… CONTINUE READING

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