Several studies found a high incidence rate of neuro-psychiatric complications during long-term therapy with interferon alpha (IFNalpha), e.g. slowness, severe fatigue, hypersomnia, lethargy, depressed mood, mnemonic troubles, irritability, short temper, emotional lability, social withdrawal, and lack of concentration. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of depressed mood and major depression in patients who were treated with IFNalpha.

Depression induced by treatment with interferon-alpha in patients affected by hepatitis C virus / Bonaccorso, Stefania; Marino, Valentina; Biondi, Massimo; Grimaldi, Franca; Ippoliti, Flora; Maes, Michael. - In: JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS. - ISSN 0165-0327. - 72:3(2002), p. 237-41.

Depression induced by treatment with interferon-alpha in patients affected by hepatitis C virus

Biondi, Massimo;Grimaldi, Franca;Ippoliti, Flora;
2002

Abstract

Several studies found a high incidence rate of neuro-psychiatric complications during long-term therapy with interferon alpha (IFNalpha), e.g. slowness, severe fatigue, hypersomnia, lethargy, depressed mood, mnemonic troubles, irritability, short temper, emotional lability, social withdrawal, and lack of concentration. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of depressed mood and major depression in patients who were treated with IFNalpha.
Affect; Aged; Antiviral Agents; Depressive Disorder; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Hepatitis C; Humans; Incidence; Interferon-alpha; Male; Middle Aged
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Depression induced by treatment with interferon-alpha in patients affected by hepatitis C virus / Bonaccorso, Stefania; Marino, Valentina; Biondi, Massimo; Grimaldi, Franca; Ippoliti, Flora; Maes, Michael. - In: JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS. - ISSN 0165-0327. - 72:3(2002), p. 237-41.
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