Is the Ultimate Treatment Response Predictable with Early Response in Major Depressive Episode?

Ciftci A., Ulas H., Topuzoglu A., Tunca Z.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.53, no.3, pp.245-252, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/npa.2015.10141
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-252
  • Keywords: Antidepressant medications, electroconvulsive therapy, major depressive disorder, response, prediction, INPATIENTS, DISORDER, ONSET, IMPROVEMENT, REMISSION, SCALE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: New evidence suggests that the efficacy of antidepressants occurs within the first weeks of treatment and this early response predicts the later response. The purpose of the present study was to investigate if the partial response in the first week predicts the response at the end of treatment in patients with major depressive disorder who are treated with either antidepressant medication or electroconvulsive therapy.