PhD Ceremony: dhr. J. Wijkstra, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Dissertation: Pharmalogical treatment of psychotic depression. In search for evidence
Promotor(s): prof.dr. W.A. Nolen
Faculty: Medical Sciences
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The main focus of this thesis was to establish the best pharmacological treatment for unipolar psychotic depression. In a randomized double-blind multi-center trial (RCT) in patients with a psychotic depression (N = 122) we compared the antidepressants imipramine and venlafaxine with a combination of an antidepressant and an antipsychotic (venlafaxine plus quetiapine). For the first time there is evidence that a psychotic depression should be treated with the combination of an antidepressant and an antipsychotic (venlafaxine plus quetiapine) and not with an antidepressant alone (venlafaxine).
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