|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|327003||542687||2014||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
IntroductionOnly about a third of patients with an episode of major depressive disorder remit with a given treatment and few remissions occur within the first weeks of treatment. This study tested whether combining escitalopram and bupropion as initial treatment would result in quicker remission and a higher remission rate than monotherapy with either drug.MethodTwo hundred forty-five outpatients aged 18–65 having non-psychotic, non-bipolar major depression were randomly assigned to double-blind treatment with bupropion or escitalopram or the combination dosed to a maximum of bupropion 450 mg/d and/or escitalopram 40 mg/d for 12 weeks. A Montgomery–Asberg Depression Rating Scale score of 22 was required for randomization, while a Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression score ≤ 7 defined remission. We hypothesized that bupropion plus escitalopram would outperform both monotherapies in both earlier onset of remission and higher rate of remission.ResultsPrimary analyses did not demonstrate that dual therapy outperformed both monotherapies in either timing of remission or remission rate. All three treatments were well tolerated.DiscussionThese results do not support initial use of bupropion plus escitalopram to speed or enhance antidepressant response.Clinical trials registrationNCT00519428.
Journal: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Volume 52, May 2014, Pages 7–14