Korean J Psychopharmacol.  2000 Mar;11(1):3-6.

How to choose the Antidepressants in Clinical Practice?

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University Medical College, Korea.

Abstract

Newer antidepressants of various types continue to be developed for the treatment of depression recently. While the physicians have a good chance of choosing the diverse antidepressant, they have difficulties to select an appropriate antidepressant. Factors to consider when choosing an antidepressant include the efficacy, adverse effects, age of the patients, subtype of depression, prior response to antidepressant and pharmacoeconomics. The issues of selecting antidepressant will be discussed in this article.

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Depression; Choosing antidepressants
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