Risk factors for the development of depression in patients with hepatitis C taking interferon-α

@inproceedings{Smith2011RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for the development of depression in patients with hepatitis C taking interferon-α},
  author={K J Smith and Suzanne Norris and Cliona O’Farrelly and Shane M O’Mara},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2011}
}
Interferon-α, currently used for the treatment of hepatitis C, is associated with a substantially elevated risk of depression. However, not everyone who takes this drug becomes depressed, so it is important to understand what particular factors may make some individuals more 'at risk' of developing depression than others. Currently there is no consensus as… CONTINUE READING