The prognostic significance of biological rhythms assessment in depression

  • Gerasimchuk M.
Дата публикации:01.01.2018
Журнал: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psihiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova
БД: Scopus
Ссылка: Scopus


© 2018, Media Sphera Publishing Group. All rights reserved.  Objective. To assess the prognostic significance of biological rhythms in depression on the example of the individual chronotype. Material and methods. One hundred patients (women 68%), aged 18—77 years, mean age 48±16, were examined before and after 8 weeks of treatment. The Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) was used. Treatment response (a decrease of 50% in total MADRS scores to the 8 th week of treatment) and dynamics of depression severity (dMADRS; R) were assessed. Results and conclusion. Evening chronotype was found to be associated with poor prognosis. TCAs and SSRIs were more effective in eveningness, other antidepressants—in morningness. MEQ changes during and after treatment may reflect the resynchronizing activity of antidepressants.

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