Early Response To Treatment Of Depression May Improve Productivity.

Medscape (6/11, Harrison) reports, “In a new analysis of the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study, investigators from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that work productivity improved in several domains when depressive symptoms remitted early in depression treatment.” However, “workers who did not achieve symptom remission until later stages of treatment continued to have impaired productivity,” according to the 1,928-patient study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.

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