Impact of Depressive Symptoms and Their Treatment on Completing Antiviral Treatment in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

Stanley S. Liu, Terry D. Schneekloth, Jayant A. Talwalkar, W. Ray Kim, John J. Poterucha, Michael R. Charlton, Russell H. Wiesner, John B. Gross

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Abstract

Interferon-induced depression affects 20% to 40% of patients treated for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). The aim of our study was to examine the influence of antidepressant treatment and whether this improves the likelihood of completing therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e178-e185
JournalJournal of clinical gastroenterology
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Antidepressant treatment
  • Chronic hepatitis C
  • Depression
  • Sustained viral response
  • Treatment adherence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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