Black and White Patients Response to Antidepressant Treatment for Major Depression

Black and White Patients Response to Antidepressant Treatment for Major Depression Differences in response to psychopharmacologic agents according to race has so far primarily focused on investigations related to the response of Asian-American patients to neuroleptics and lithium. In this article, we present evidence which depicts that black patients need lower doses of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) than white patients to attain a similar response in the treatment of major depression. Likewise, we also advance that black patients might need lower doses of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) than white patients to attain a similar response in the treatment of major depression. Further studies are suggested to confirm these findings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Black and White Patients Response to Antidepressant Treatment for Major Depression

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1024762503100
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Abstract

Differences in response to psychopharmacologic agents according to race has so far primarily focused on investigations related to the response of Asian-American patients to neuroleptics and lithium. In this article, we present evidence which depicts that black patients need lower doses of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) than white patients to attain a similar response in the treatment of major depression. Likewise, we also advance that black patients might need lower doses of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) than white patients to attain a similar response in the treatment of major depression. Further studies are suggested to confirm these findings.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 6, 2004

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