Scientific article


Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 4, no. 140, p. 158-160,162-5
Publication date2008

New data confirm that antidepressants have a global protective effect on the risk of suicide even if they very moderately and transiently increase suicide attempts, particularly in young people. We also present recent data about the following topics. (1) The main results of the STAR*D study, an outpatient study about depression treatment following a very complex algorithm. Nearly all the head to head comparisons between treatments showed a lack of significant difference, and the rates of clinical remission for patients non responders to their first two treatments were low. (2) The reintroduction of sertindole, an atypical antipsychotic: cardiac monitoring is necessary, but should not prevent its use as a second line drug. (3) The potential efficacy of dawn simulation and high density negative air ionization in seasonal depression.

  • Algorithms
  • Antidepressive Agents/therapeutic use
  • Antipsychotic Agents/administration & dosage/adverse effects
  • Heart Diseases/chemically induced
  • Humans
  • Imidazoles/administration & dosage/adverse effects
  • Indoles/administration & dosage/adverse effects
  • Suicide/prevention & control
Citation (ISO format)
GERVASONI, Nicola Gérard et al. Psychiatrie. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2008, vol. 4, n° 140, p. 158–160,162–5.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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