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Antidepressants benefit physically ill patients

Antidepressant use for people who are physically ill is the subject of a recent Cochrane review (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, issue 3).

Information from 51 studies and including 3,603 patients was analysed during the review. The authors conclude that both tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are better than placebo for treating depression in physically ill people.

They added there were no grounds to recommend one class of antidepressant over the other.

Citation: Clinical Pharmacist URI: 11004595

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