The aim of the work presented in this thesis was to study various aspects of the treatment of depressed inpatients. Many antidepressants have been developed during the last decades and most of these are so-called "me too drugs". This phrase refers to the fact that many of these compounds are very similar to other antidepressants which are already on the market. The choice of a particular antidepressant is usually based on clinical experience with that compound or on other non evidence based criteria of which personal preference is one (Bruijn et al., 1999; Guscott and Grof, 1991; Nolen and Haffmans, 1989; Potter et al., 1991).

depression, DSM-III-R, antidepressant, depressed inpatients, drugs, ECT, electroconvulsive therapy
M.W. Hengeveld (Michiel) , P. Moleman (Peter)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
978-90-90-18069-4
hdl.handle.net/1765/51679
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Birkenhäger, T.K, & van den Broek, W.W. (2004, June 16). Treatment of depressed inpatients : efficacy and tolerability of a four-step treatment algorithm. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/51679