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Common Gene Variants Explain 42 Percent of Antidepressant Response

Fibro Daily April 2, 2013

According to a new study, the symptoms of depression are not always lessened by treatment involving antidepressants. That’s because of gene variants.

“The National Institute of Mental Health’s STAR*D study, the largest and longest study ever conducted to evaluate depression treatment, found that only approximately one-third of patients responded within their initial medication trial and approximately one-third of patients did not have an adequate clinical response after being treated with several different medications.”

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42 Percent Of Antidepressant Response Explained By Common Gene Variants

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