Relapse prevention by citalopram in SAD patients responding to 1 week of light therapy. A placebo-controlled study.

@article{Martiny2004RelapsePB,
  title={Relapse prevention by citalopram in SAD patients responding to 1 week of light therapy. A placebo-controlled study.},
  author={Klaus Martiny and Marianne Lunde and Christian Simonsen and Lars Clemmensen and Dorte Loldrup Poulsen and Kim Solstad and Per Bech},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2004},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={230-4}
}
OBJECTIVE We have tested the relapse-preventive effect of citalopram when compared with placebo in 282 patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) responding to 1 week of light therapy. METHOD The response rate to 1-week light therapy and relapse during the continuation phase of 15 weeks were assessed by use of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D17), the six-item subscale (HAM-D6), the Melancholia Scale (MES), and the combined HAM-D/SIGH-SAD. RESULTS The response rate to light… CONTINUE READING

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