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Agomelatine improves symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder

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Question:

Is agomelatine effective for people with generalised anxiety disorder?

Patients:

121 people, aged 18–65 years, with DSM-IV generalised anxiety disorder (69% female, mean age 42 years) (see online notes for exclusion criteria).

Setting:

Five centres in Finland and six centres in South Africa; time period not stated.

Intervention:

Agomelatine (n?=?63; 25–50 mg/day) or placebo (n?=?58) for 12 weeks. Agomelatine dose was increased from 25 to 50 mg/day if there was an insufficient response after 2 weeks. This was done in a blinded fashion, using a dose adjustment algorithm.

Outcomes:

Primary outcome: overall anxiety (HAM-A). Secondary outcomes: response (?50% reduction in HAM-A score); somatic anxiety, psychic anxiety, severity of illness, sleep and disability symptoms (HAM-A subscales, Clinical Global Impressions Scale, Leeds Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire and Sheehan Disability Scale); discontinuation effects in the week after discontinuation (Discontinuation Emergent Signs and Symptoms scale (DESS)).

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Citation

Baldwin, David S. and Lopes, Antonio T. (2009) Agomelatine improves symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder Evidence-Based Mental Health, 12, (2), p. 54. (doi:10.1136/ebmh.12.2.54).

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Published date: 2009

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 148101
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/148101
ISSN: 1362-0347
PURE UUID: c31ef972-16b4-4e02-ab05-05a9929e5109

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2010 11:00
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 19:32

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