Acceptability of side effects as reason for stopping may bias results

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.751b (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:751
  1. Paul Ramchandani,
  2. Vicky Webb
  1. Registrar in psychiatry Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield WF1 3SF General practice registrar Garforth Medical Centre, Leeds LS25 1HB

    EDITOR,--I M Anderson and B M Tomenson raise the issue of compliance with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants and the importance of side effects in determining this.1 The occurrence of side effects is only one of many factors affecting compliance, as the authors' analysis …

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