Could sertraline prevent depressive disorders following TBI?

Written by Lauren Pulling

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine (TX, USA) have presented results from a clinical trial investigating whether sertraline, an antidepressant, is effective at preventing the onset of depressive disorders following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results suggest that the treatment reduce risk of depression following TBI, though the authors highlight the need for further investigation. Depressive disorders have previously be demonstrated to be common following TBI, leading the study authors to investigate potential methods to reduce the risk of developing such disorders. The team, led by Ricardo Jorge (Baylor College), carried out a randomized trial over four years. 94 patients...

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