Specific Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Prevent Interferon-α-induced Depression in Patients with Hepatitis C: A Meta-analysis.

TitleSpecific Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Prevent Interferon-α-induced Depression in Patients with Hepatitis C: A Meta-analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJiang H-Y, Deng M, Zhang Y-H, Chen H-Z, Chen Q, Ruan B
JournalClinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association
Date Published2013 May 4
Abstract

Interferon-α (IFN-α)-induced depression is a major complication to treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be used to treat depression, but it is not clear whether they can prevent depression in patients receiving IFN therapy for chronic HCV infection.

DOI10.3980/j.issn.2222-3959.2013.03.03
Alternate JournalClin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.