Psychiatric side effects of interferon therapy: prevalence, proposed mechanisms, and future directions.

@article{Trask2000PsychiatricSE,
  title={Psychiatric side effects of interferon therapy: prevalence, proposed mechanisms, and future directions.},
  author={Peter C. Trask and Peg Esper and Michelle Riba and Bruce R Redman},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={2316-26}
}
The increasing use of interferon (IFN) in treating a variety of disorders including, malignant melanoma and hepatitis C, has resulted in the identification and increasing concern about the psychiatric side effects that can result from treatment. These effects can occur either shortly after beginning IFN therapy or later as a result of continued treatment. Studies have reported the incidence of later side effects, which include symptoms of depression, anxiety, and occasional suicidal ideation… CONTINUE READING

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