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Vol 11, No 3 (2014)
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Depression — differentiated pharm/acotheraphy indeed?

Justyna Pełka-Wysiecka, Jerzy Samochowiec
Psychiatria 2014;11(3):141-147.


Depression is becoming the world’s growing problem today. By the early 2020s it will have become the second most frequent cause of disability in the developed countries. The need to apply an effective and personalised therapy using antidepressant drugs seems to be obvious. The choice of medication is affected by a host of factors, including the clinical picture of depression, the drug’s efficacy profile, its adverse effects and its onset of action.