Journal article

Quetiapine augmentation in depressed patients with partial response to antidepressants

James S Olver, Sophie Ignatiadis, Paul Maruff, Graham D Burrows, Trevor R Norman

HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Clinical trials suggest between 30-50% of depressed patients have an inadequate outcome to antidepressant pharmacotherapy. Among the approaches to improve outcome has been augmentation with antipsychotic medications. We aim to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of augmentation with quetiapine in depressed patients with a partial response to antidepressants. METHODS: Patients with a Major Depressive Disorder (DSMIV) who had partial/no response to a stable dose of an Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)/SNRI were recruited. All patients received add-on quetiapine (200-600 mg nocte) in a 6-week trial. Outcome measures (HAMD, MADRS) were assessed at screening, baselin..

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