Serotonin transporter polymorphisms and side effects in antidepressant therapy--a pilot study.

  title={Serotonin transporter polymorphisms and side effects in antidepressant therapy--a pilot study.},
  author={Johannes Popp and Stefan Leucht and Stephan Heres and Werner Steimer},
  volume={7 2},
OBJECTIVES To assess the influence of the serotonin transporter variable number of tandem repeat (HTT-VNTR) polymorphism and the serotonin transporter-gene-linked polymorphic region (HTTLPR) polymorphism on development of side effects under antidepressant therapy. METHODS A total of 109 depressive in-patients treated with various antidepressants according to local clinical practice were included in the investigation. Four weeks after admission to hospital, side effects were assessed by using… CONTINUE READING
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