Antidepressants may not improve likelihood of completing HCV treatment

11/22/2013 | Healio (free registration)

Authors of a review found giving hepatitis C patients prophylactic antidepressants did not increase compliance with interferon-based treatment regimens. University of Texas researchers said depression may affect as many as 30% of HCV patients, but while antidepressants were associated with reduced symptoms, they did not lead to better treatment completion rates.

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