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Increases in heart rate variability with successful treatment in patients with major depressive disorder.

  title={Increases in heart rate variability with successful treatment in patients with major depressive disorder.},
  author={Scott E. Balogh and Denis F. Fitzpatrick and Shelton E. Hendricks and Stephen R. Paige},
  journal={Psychopharmacology bulletin},
  volume={29 2},
We obtained Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D) scores and recorded 5 minutes of rhythm strip both before and after a therapeutic trial of antidepressant medications in 17 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). We calculated the standard deviation (SD) of interbeat intervals and the mean squared successive difference (MSSD) as measures of heart-rate variability (HRV). We then calculated Spearman rank-ordered correlation coefficients between the HRV measures and the… 
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