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Interferon-induced depression: prevalence and management.

Authors
  • Scalori, A
  • Pozzi, M
  • Bellia, V
  • Apale, P
  • Santamaria, G
  • Bordoni, T
  • Redaelli, A
  • Avolio, A
  • Parravicini, P
  • Pioltelli, P
  • Roffi, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Digestive and Liver Disease
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2005
Volume
37
Issue
2
Pages
102–107
Identifiers
PMID: 15733522
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Psychiatric side effects are easy to see during interferon therapy. A psychiatric evaluation should be considered on all patients before treatment. If depression develops, it should be treated aggressively, and selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors are the anti-depressants of choice.

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