The STAR*D study: treating depression in the real world

Bradley N Gaynes, A John Rush, Madhukar H Trivedi, Stephen R Wisniewski, Donald Spencer, Maurizio Fava
2008 Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine  
The Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study evaluated feasible treatment strategies to improve clinical outcomes for real-world patients with treatment-resistant depression. Although the study found no clear-cut "winner", it does provide guidance on how to start therapy and how to proceed if initial treatment fails.
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