The decision to continue or discontinue treatment: experiences and beliefs of users of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in the initial months--a qualitative study.

@article{Geffen2011TheDT,
  title={The decision to continue or discontinue treatment: experiences and beliefs of users of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in the initial months--a qualitative study.},
  author={Erica C. G. van Geffen and Jan H C M Hermsen and Eibert Roelof Heerdink and Antoine C. G. Egberts and Piet M Verbeek-Heida and Rolf P van Hulten},
  journal={Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={134-50}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about patients' views on taking selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and their decision-making processes regarding either continuation or discontinuation within a few months of initiating therapy. OBJECTIVE To explore the experiences and beliefs of SSRI users in relation to initiation and execution of treatment, with the intention to identify patterns leading to discontinuation or continuation of treatment. METHODS Semistructured qualitative interview… CONTINUE READING

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