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Depressive classification and prediction of response to phenelzine.

Authors
  • Paykel, E S
  • Parker, R R
  • Penrose, R J
  • Rassaby, E R
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1979
Volume
134
Pages
572–581
Identifiers
PMID: 476367
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A variety of depressive classifications were used to predict response to four weeks' treatment with phenelzine. Better response was found in outpatients rather than inpatients, in atypical depressives, in less severe depressives with a pattern of anxiety and other neurotic symptoms, and in groups characterized as hostile and agitated. The findings, although a little patchy, gave clear support to the concept of a specific clinical group responsive to MAO inhibitors.

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