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Mild to moderate major depression in general practice: the (cost-)...

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Title Mild to moderate major depression in general practice: the (cost-) effectiveness of minimal counselling compared with minimal counselling plus pharmacological treatment
Period 01 / 2001 - 12 / 2004
Status Completed
Research number OND1284236
Data Supplier Website EMGO

Abstract

[OBJECTIVES:] To investigate the (cost-) effectiveness of minimal counselling compared with minimal counselling plus pharmacological treatment for mild to moderate major depression in general practice. [METHODS:] A randomized controlled trial with two treatment groups will be used in which 280 adult patients suffering from mild or moderate major depression will be included by 45 general practitioners. All patients will receive minimal counselling according to the Dutch guidelines for depression. Half of the patients will be randomized to also receive antidepressant medication. Effects will be measured at 3, 6 and 12 months. All direct and indirect costs will be registered.

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A73100 Primary health care
A74000 Mental health care
D23340 Biopharmacology, toxicology
D23350 Psychiatry, clinical psychology
D23380 General practice

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