Navigation Links
More than half of depression patients give up their treatment
Date:11/22/2010

Most patients who take anti-depressants give up their treatment in less than six months, the minimum period recommended for treating severe depression and other derived pathologies. This is the conclusion of a new study carried out by Catalan researchers, which reveals that only 25% continue their treatment for more than 11 months.

"Only one in every five patients properly completes their treatment", Catalina Serna, co-author of the study, and an expert at the Jordi Gol Primary Care Research Institute (IDIAP) in Lleida, tells SINC.

From 2003 to 2007, researchers from the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS) and the IDIAP Jordi Gol analysed 7,525 patients who were starting anti-depression treatment, looking at how long they continued with this treatment and the reasons why they gave it up.

The results, published this year in the journal European Psychiatry, pointed out that, of the 3.2% of the population who started treatment for depression, 56% stopped taking their medication during the first four months, and less than 25% of the cohort continued their treatment for more than 11 months.

The researchers say patients are most likely to give up their medication during the acute stage of depression (the first months). "The levels to which they stick to their treatment also declines steeply between the first four and 12 months of the monitoring period", Serna points out.

"In our study, only 22% of patients completed their treatment", the expert explains. "The higher completion rates seen in chronic cases are in multiply-medicated patients, who are twice as likely as other patients to continue with their treatment for depression (31% vs. 15.3%).

Men are more likely to give up treatment

Meanwhile, men are more at risk of giving up their treatment earlier than women (50% of men gave up their medication after two months, while 50% of women gave it up after three months).

Depression
'/>"/>

Contact: SINC
info@plataformasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
2. Husbands hostile, anti-social behaviors increase wives symptoms of depression, researchers find
3. Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
4. Belief in a caring god improves response to medical treatment for depression
5. Stress hormone, depression trigger obesity in girls
6. Psychiatrys main method to prevent mistaken diagnoses of depression doesnt work: NYU study
7. Brain Balancing Gives Hope for Sufferers of Depression, Stress, and Insomnia at New Life Brain Center
8. Video games may help combat depression in older adults
9. Obesity and Depression: A Vicious Circle?
10. Major depression more than doubles risk of dementia among adults with diabetes
11. Study shows phyical therapy exercise program can reduce risk of postnatal depression in new mothers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More than half of depression patients give up their treatment
(Date:3/28/2015)... 2015 Take a bite of warm, ... action. Acids tumble into the stomach, ready to break ... structure lets these acids run amok, triggering a burning ... symptom. More than 60 million Americans have heartburn at ... heartburn starts, and how it can be stopped. , ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 2015 The California-based leading wig brand ... customer shopping on UniWigs during the Easter Holidays from ... big promotion on April Fools’ Day. , As the ... around the corner. Easter Festival, with religious origins to ... major holiday after Christmas. The best wig provider, UniWigs, ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 2015 An article in Fortune on ... prove critical to organizations that deal with PCI (Payment ... of data security, is worsening . Using numbers ... every major category out of the twelve measured improved, ... all the craziness that has gone on in the ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... experiences re-injury, according to research presented today at the ... Specialty Day. The study examined the long term success ... , “We examined survey data from 242 patients ... lead author Justin P. Roe, MBBS, FRACS, from North ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Early surgery may not be the best ... injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical ... Society for Sports Medicine’s ( AOSSM ) Specialty Day, ... was not performed. , The final study group focused ... 17 receiving non-surgical therapy. Of the non-surgery group, 8 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bypass Your Heartburn Worries This Easter With Tylers Coffee 2Health News:UniWigs Is Sending Out Mysterious Gifts During the Easter Holidays 2Health News:Businesses Dealing With PCI Falling Short On Regular Vulnerability Scans and Pen Testing 2Health News:Businesses Dealing With PCI Falling Short On Regular Vulnerability Scans and Pen Testing 3Health News:Businesses Dealing With PCI Falling Short On Regular Vulnerability Scans and Pen Testing 4Health News:Young Athletes at Greater Risk for Re-Injury after ACL Surgery 2Health News:For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach 2
... medication and reduce risk of ... medication errors, ... move to continually improve patient safety,and staff efficiency, Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... facilities, and Grant Regional Health,Center, a leading healthcare provider, today announced ...
... the,appointment of Bryan R. Rogers as President of HCA,s ... Jan. 1, 2008. Rogers replaces Tom,May who recently announced ... will have responsibility for,operations in Nevada, California and Alaska, ... with annual net revenues of,$2.5 billion. He currently ...
... Lead Life Insurance Wholesaling to Company,s Retail Distribution ... Kahal has joined AXA,Equitable as National Sales Manager ... CT. The announcement was made,today by Jamie Shepherdson, ... and annuity wholesale distribution organization. Mr. Kahal,will report ...
... Researchers at the American University of ... that administering a lidocaine lollipop as a single-agent ... endoscopy procedure eliminated the need for sedation in ... in the October issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the ...
... who couple classroom courses with behind-the-wheel training can significantly ... in the latest issue of The Journal of ... A recent study spearheaded by Yale University,s Richard Marottoli ... underwent eight hours of classroom instruction and two hours ...
... Global Med Technologies(R),Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), ... that it will report its,third quarter results on ... Company will host a conference call at 4:30 ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040226/GLOBALMEDLOGO ) Conference Call Details: ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Grant Regional Health Center Increases Patient Safety and Pharmacy Efficiency with Omnicell Medication Use Systems 2Health News:Grant Regional Health Center Increases Patient Safety and Pharmacy Efficiency with Omnicell Medication Use Systems 3Health News:Bryan R. Rogers Appointed President of Far West Division 2Health News:David Kahal Joins AXA Equitable as National Sales Manager 2Health News:Patients may have sweet and effective way to prepare for upper GI endoscopy: an anesthetic lollipop 2Health News:Patients may have sweet and effective way to prepare for upper GI endoscopy: an anesthetic lollipop 3Health News:Global Med Technologies(R) Inc. to Announce Third Quarter Results On October 30th - Conference Call to Follow Release 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... WASHINGTON , March 27, 2015 ... - The biopharmaceutical industry comes out on top as ... in a new report  from ndp│analytics. According to ... and development (R&D) investment over the last decade, accounting ... 2000-2012. A Short Video on ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... The Temple Health & Bioscience District (THBD) today ... at 1802 South First St. in the Temple Medical and ... City of Temple to receive funding for ... Texas Veterans Health Care System, the new facility will enable ... biotechnology and life science companies. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 A new report ... Latin America – Chile , ... are top targets for IVD firms.  The healthcare research ... heavily into IVD strategies for the Latin American continent with ... support globally distributed supply operations. However, the country,s regional economic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA 2Temple Health & Bioscience District Relocates, Offers Office And Lab Space To Biotech Companies 2Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 2Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 3Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 4
... SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16 CareFusion (NYSE: ... announced a Web-based application that provides hospitals with on-demand ... costs. , The CareFusion Knowledge Portal is a remotely ... information dashboard to review metrics and actionable data directly ...
... Nov. 16 Personalized Pharmaceutical Systems (PPS) today announced ... Viropharma Incorporated. , PPS is a clinical trial ... technology in phenomics to help drug companies identify the ... help patients get the right drug the first time. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CareFusion Launches Knowledge Portal to Provide Actionable Information Across Product Platforms 2CareFusion Launches Knowledge Portal to Provide Actionable Information Across Product Platforms 3Personalized Pharmaceutical Systems Announces Sale of Angioedema Clinical Prediction Guide to Viropharma Incorporated 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: