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Combination antidepressants : use by GPs and psychiatrists

Horgan, David and Dodd, Seetal 2011, Combination antidepressants : use by GPs and psychiatrists, Australian family physician, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 397-400.

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Title Combination antidepressants : use by GPs and psychiatrists
Author(s) Horgan, David
Dodd, SeetalORCID iD for Dodd, Seetal orcid.org/0000-0002-7918-4636
Journal name Australian family physician
Volume number 40
Issue number 6
Start page 397
End page 400
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 0300-8495
Keyword(s) depression
combination antidepressants
Summary Background : Current treatment of depression fails to achieve remission in 50% of patients. Combinations of two antidepressants are used by some Australian psychiatrists.

Objective : This article investigates the pros and cons of combination antidepressant therapy and provides suggestions for when to consider their use, which combinations to choose, and how to introduce combination antidepressant therapies.

Discussion : Combining two antidepressants is a controversial strategy, with supporters and critics arguing its efficacy and safety from opposing perspectives. The use of combination antidepressant therapies may facilitate remission from depression. However, there is limited evidence supporting these treatments, and safety concerns are often cited. There is some support for combination therapies in selected cases from international bodies. After considering risks and benefits on a case-by-case basis, careful use of selected combination antidepressant therapy may be one of a range of effective treatments for some individuals suffering from depression.
Notes Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission.
Language eng
Field of Research 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035632

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