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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Sociodemographic predictors of response to antidepressant treatment.

OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to assess whether sociodemographic variables such as gender, marital status, level of education, and employment status are related to the changes in social functioning that have been reported after drug treatment in outpatients with major depressive disorder. METHOD: Eligible subjects were 166 depressed outpatients participating in a study involving open treatment with fluoxetine 20 mg/day for eight weeks. Diagnosis of major depressive disorder was made with the use of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R-Patient Edition (SCID-P), and patients were required to have a seventeen-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D-17) score > or = at study entry. All subjects were administered the HAM-d-17 and the Social Adjustment Scale-Self-Report (SAS-SR) before and after treatment with fluoxetine. RESULTS: We found that SAS-SR scores decreased significantly following treatment with fluoxetine from a mean score at baseline of 2.6 +/- 0.7 to a mean score at endpoint of 2.3 +/- 0. 6. After adjusting for the degree of change in HAM-D-17 scores, we found a significant relationship between degree of change in SAS-SR and level of education. No statistically significant relationships were observed between SAS-SR change and age, gender, marital status, and employment status. CONCLUSION: The degree of improvement in psychosocial functioning observed in depressed outpatients following antidepressant treatment appears to be related to the level of education at study entry, but not to other sociodemographic variables. Further studies need to investigate the nature of this relationship.[1]


  1. Sociodemographic predictors of response to antidepressant treatment. Spillmann, M., Borus, J.S., Davidson, K.G., Worthington, J.J., Tedlow, J.R., Fava, M. International journal of psychiatry in medicine. (1997) [Pubmed]
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