Length of therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants in Australia.

@article{McManus2004LengthOT,
  title={Length of therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants in Australia.},
  author={Peter McManus and Andrea Mant and Philip M Mitchell and John Dudley},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={450-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the proportion of patients starting on either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) who continued treatment for a period consistent with recommended guidelines for major depression, that is at least 6 months. METHOD Cohort study using a national dispensing claims database involving patients eligible for social security entitlements in Australia. Two 'new user' cohorts were established of patients who were supplied a… CONTINUE READING

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