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Retreatment for relapse following desipramine discontinuation in dysthymia
Am J Psychiatry 1995;152:926-928.
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OBJECTIVE: It is an accepted yet unproven belief that prior favorable response to an antidepressant medication predicts good response to the same antidepressant during a subsequent depressive episode. The authors studied desipramine retreatment for dysthymic patients who had responded to desipramine during acute and continuation treatment and then subsequently relapsed after discontinuation of desipramine. METHOD: The subjects were 12 patients who had pure dysthymia or dysthymia with major depression who relapsed while taking placebo during maintenance treatment. Each patient received open desipramine treatment at a dose equal to or greater than that received during the continuation phase. RESULTS: Eleven (91.7%) of the 12 relapsed patients achieved full remission after an average of 4.7 weeks (range = 2-8 weeks, median = 4 weeks) of desipramine retreatment, a significant response rate. CONCLUSIONS: Positive response to desipramine strongly predicts favorable response to retreatment for depressive relapse following desipramine discontinuation.

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