History of Antidepressant use Among Primary Care Depressed Patients Switching Treatments in the United Kingdom
2014 Value in health
Lamy, F.X. | Quelen, C. | Brignone, M. | Ferchichi, S. | Vataire, A.L. | Rive, B. | Saragoussi, D. |
database analysis, Depression, united kingdom, Value,
Major depressive disorder is characterised by the presence of one or more major depressive episodes. Up to one-third of patients do not adequately respond to first-line therapies. In case of treatment failure, the most common strategy is to switch to another antidepressant drug (AD). However, patients may have been exposed in prior episodes to one or more other ADs, which could impact the efficacy of subsequent treatments. This study describes historical AD use in depressed patients undergoing treatment switch.