Persistence with selective serotonin (norepinephrine) reuptake inhibitors in Germany
Case Study
Jan 09, 2020

Selective serotonin (norepinephrine) reuptake inhibitors (SS(N)RIs) are used in the treatment of depression. The aim of this study was to assess the persistence with SS(N)RIs in outpatients treated by general practitioners (GP) or psychiatrists (PSY) in Germany, and to investigate the association between persistence and the following factors: age, gender, specialty of the physician initiating treatment, initial molecule, and prior antidepressant prescription.