Predictors of response to acute treatment of chronic and double depression with sertraline or imipramine Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Imipramine
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
  • Sertraline

abstract

  • A higher baseline quality of life, living with spouse or partner, and having more education were the strongest predictors of response to acute pharmacotherapy among chronically depressed patients. Clinical variables and comorbidity were not identified as independent predictors, although personality traits did appear to influence treatment response. Overall, the predictive value of these baseline measures was modest, and therefore of limited clinical utility.

publication date

  • December 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9921701

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 669

end page

  • 75

volume

  • 59

number

  • 12