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Predictors of antidepressant response : a selective review
journal contributionposted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by Seetal DoddSeetal Dodd, Michael BerkMichael Berk
Modern antidepressant drugs have response rates in the 65% range. Considerable effort has been made to predict which patients would be more likely to respond to antidepressant treatment. Some progress has been made, more in finding psychological predictors than biological predictors of antidepressant response. In spite of slow progress, these findings have made a valuable contribution towards the understanding of antidepressant response. In future it may be possible for psychiatrists to use a more broad-based approach, tailoring therapies to the clinical profile of individuals.