Depression and suicide ideation in chronic hepatitis C patients untreated and treated with interferon: prevalence, prevention, and treatment

 
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Depression and suicide ideation in chronic hepatitis C patients untreated and treated with interferon: prevalence, prevention, and treatment (EN)

Dumitrascu, Dan L.
Lucaciu, Laura A.

Interferon-based therapies were until recently the standard of care in chronic hepatitis C (CHC), despite their side effects. We aimed to review the available data on the depression and suicide invCHC patients receiving or not antiviral therapy based on interferon treatment. A PubMed search was performed, identifying relevant papers published between 1991 and January 2015 concerning major depressive disorders and suicidal risk in patients under interferon. A total of 21 relevant papers were retrieved. Prospective studies reported depression as the most common side effect of interferon, with an incidence peak between weeks 8 and 12 of therapy. Suicide risk was analyzed in 7 of the reviewed articles, and case reports of attempted suicide were discussed. Moreover, studies have shown that pretreatment with serotonin reuptake inhibitors is a good strategy for the prevention of interferon-induced depression.Keywords Depression, antiviral therapy, pegylated interferon, ribavirin, suicide, chronic hepatitis C, neuropsychiatric eventsAnn Gastroenterol 2015; 28 (4): 440-447 (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
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2015-09-25


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Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 28, No 4 (2015); 440 (EN)



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