Long-term efficacy and therapeutic drug monitoring of sertraline in major depression.

@article{Mauri2003LongtermEA,
  title={Long-term efficacy and therapeutic drug monitoring of sertraline in major depression.},
  author={Massimo Carlo Mauri and Alessio Fiorentini and Giancarlo Cerveri and Lucia Sara Volonteri and Francesca Regispani and Lara Malvini and Luigi Boscati and Rosita Lo Baido and Giordano Invernizzi},
  journal={Human psychopharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={385-8}
}
Maintenance treatment for depression should be considered as a chronic disease management programme. Several studies have reported that sertraline (SRT) can be useful in preventing relapses and recurrent episodes of major depression.Twenty-three outpatients, 14 males and 9 females, affected by major depressive disorder, recurrent (DSM-IV criteria) were included. The patients were prescribed 25-150 mg of SRT for 12 months and were evaluated at baseline (T(0)), after 15 days (T(0.5)), 30 days (T… CONTINUE READING

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