Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
In adults suffering from depression^ are any of the 2nd generation antidepressants better than others?

Bottom-line:
Among 2nd generation antidepressants^ there is little or no reliable difference in the efficacy or frequency of adverse events^ but the types of adverse events do vary. Clinicians should select antidepressants based on adverse effects profile and cost^ not on efficacy differences.

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Publication Date: 2009-8-15
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:26:45