Psychosocial outcomes following long-term, double-blind treatment of chronic depression with sertraline vs placebo.

@article{Kocsis2002PsychosocialOF,
  title={Psychosocial outcomes following long-term, double-blind treatment of chronic depression with sertraline vs placebo.},
  author={James Howard Kocsis and Alan F. Schatzberg and A. John Rush and Daniel N. Klein and Robert Howland and Leah Gniwesch and Sonia Marie Davis and Wilma M Harrison},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={723-8}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic forms of depression are associated with significant functional and psychosocial impairments. To date, no study has measured psychosocial functioning in this population during long-term maintenance antidepressant treatment or following the double-blind discontinuation of treatment. METHODS Patients with chronic major or double depression completed 12 weeks of short-term treatment followed by 16 weeks of continuation treatment with sertraline hydrochloride. Responders at the… CONTINUE READING
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