Clinical differences between early and late remission in depressive patients

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

Miquel, Roca , Mauro, García-Toro , Javier, García-Campayo , Margalida, Vives , Silvia, Armengol , …

 Objective: Predicting treatment outcome at an early stage is clinically relevant. The main objectives are: to compare rates of remission after acute and continuation phase treatment and to determine the most common residual symptoms among remitted patients; to compare the residual symptoms in early and late remitted and to identify factors that predict early or faster remission. Method: It is a prospective, naturalistic, multicenter, and nationwide epidemiological study of 1595 depressive outpatients. Severity of depressive symptoms was assessed with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) and the Self Rated Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS-SR30). Assessments were carried out after 6–8weeks of antidepressant treatment…