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April 17, 2002

Is One Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Better Than Another?

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(15):1935-1938. doi:10.1001/jama.287.15.1935

To the Editor: Dr Kroenke and colleagues1 found similar improvement in mental component scores (MCSs) among depressed patients irrespective of which of 3 SSRI antidepressants they received. The data, however, less convincingly support the conclusion that the "3 SSRIs were also associated with similar . . . rates of discontinuing or switching medication."

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