ASSESSMENT OF EFFICACY AND ADVERSE EFFECTS OF TRAZODONE IN THE TREATMENT OF MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
AbstractBackground: Major depressive disorder is a serious and disabling illness in the world and iscommon chronic and recurrent disorder. It is the fourth most important cause of worldwide loss indisability. Methods: This was prospective and open-label study, study conducted in JPMC,Karachi, to evaluate the efficacy and adverse effects in major depressive disorder individuals. Atotal of 40 patients irrespective of the gender, aged 18 years up to 65 years were enrolled fromOPD of Psychiatry Department. Follow-up visits were carried out fortnightly after makingevaluation of symptoms at baseline visit (day 0), follow-up continued till 90 days when the resultswere compiled. Results: Statistically significant (p<0.05) results were observed in all theparameters at the end of study, i.e., day 90. Conclusion: Among all the symptoms of majordepressive disorder, trazodone proved to be more effective in controlling insomnia.Keywords: Trazodone, major depressive disorder, side effects, anxiolytics
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