New users of antidepressant medications: first episode duration and predictors of discontinuation

@article{Lu2011NewUO,
  title={New users of antidepressant medications: first episode duration and predictors of discontinuation},
  author={Christine Y. Lu and Elizabeth Roughead},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={68},
  pages={65-71}
}
Clinical guidelines recommend that antidepressant treatment should be continued for at least 6 months. We examined persistence in patients initiated on an antidepressant medication and factors associated with treatment cessation. We conducted a cohort study of antidepressant initiators in the Australian veteran population. Patients included were those who had filled at least one prescription for an antidepressant between 2005 and 2008 but had no antidepressants in the preceding 12 months… CONTINUE READING

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