A Metaanalysis of Clinical Trials Comparing Moclobemide with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
Papakostas, George I., Fava, Maurizio, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: To compare response rates among patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) treated with either moclobemide, an antidepressant thought to simultaneously enhance both noradrenergic and serotonergic neurotransmission, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Methods: Using a random-effects model, we combined 12 trials involving 1207 outpatients with MDD.
Results: Patients treated with moclobemide were as likely to experience clinical response as those treated with SSRIs (risk ratio 1.08; 95% confidence interval, 0.92 to 1.26; P = 0.314). Simply pooling response rates for the 2 agents resulted in a 62.1% response rate for moclobemide and a 57.5% …
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Publication information: Article title: A Metaanalysis of Clinical Trials Comparing Moclobemide with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Contributors: Papakostas, George I. - Author, Fava, Maurizio - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 51. Issue: 12 Publication date: October 2006. Page number: 783+. © Canadian Psychiatric Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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