Which Antidepressant to Choose?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 7, Number 10, October 2009
Dhwani Shah, MD
There is a strange disconnect between what we psychiatrists do in daily practice and what official antidepressant treatment guidelines recommend. Treatment guidelines typically say, essentially, that all antidepressants are equal in efficacy, but real psychiatrists have strong personal preferences, based on some combination of the scientific literature, the advice of experts, our clinical experience, and perhaps even the personalities of the last drug reps we saw in the office.
K Ryan Connolly, MD
Fellow in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Veterans Administration
Dr. Connolly has disclosed that he has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity.