10000112 J Clin Psychiatry / Document Archive

Psychiatrist.com Home    Keyword Search

Close [X]

Search Our Sites

Enter search terms below (keywords, titles, authors, or subjects). Then select a category to search and press the Search button. All words are assumed to be required. To search for an exact phrase, put it in quotes. To exclude a term, precede it with a minus sign (-).

Keyword search:

Choose a category:

Choosing the appropriate category will greatly improve your chances of finding the best match.

All files at our sites: J Clin Psychiatry, Primary Care Companion, CME Institute, and MedFair

Search materials from our journals:

Abstracts from The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1996–present, both regular issues and supplements

PDFs of the full text of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1996–present, both regular issues and supplements (Net Society Platinum [paid subscribers])

PDFs of the full text of The Primary Care Companion to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1999–present

Search CME offerings:

CME Institute, including CME from journals , supplements, and Web activities for instant CME credit (Net Society Gold [registered users]); also includes information about our CME program

CME activities from regular issues of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (Net Society Gold [registered users])

CME Supplements from The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (Net Society Gold [registered users])

 

The article you requested is

An Open Trial of Reboxetine in HIV-Seropositive Outpatients With Major Depressive Disorder.

J Clin Psychiatry 2003;64:421-424
Copyright 2003 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.

To view this item, select one of the options below.

  1. NONSUBSCRIBERS
    1. Purchase this PDF for $40
      If you are not a paid subscriber, you may purchase the PDF.
      (You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
    2. Subscribe
      Receive immediate full-text access to JCP. You can subscribe to JCP print + online for $166 individual.
      JCP's 75th AnniversaryCelebrate!
      Celebrate JCP's 75th Anniversary with a special online-only subscription price of $75.
  2. PAID SUBSCRIBERS
    1. Activate
      If you are a paid subscriber to JCP and do not yet have a username and password, activate your subscription now.
    2. Sign in
      As a paid subscriber who has activated your subscription, you have access to the HTML and PDF versions of this item.
  1. Did you forget your password?

Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send an email

| 107.21.187.131

Background: The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive patients is higher than in the general population. The treatment of comorbidities of HIV infection, such as depression, is an important target in the clinical management of these patients. The use of antidepressants in HIV patients can be complicated by the pharmacokinetic interaction between antidepressants and antiretroviral agents. Several antidepressants and antiretrovirals are metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP450). Reboxetine is a noradrenergic antidepressant that is not metabolized by CYP450 and may offer a valuable option in the treatment of MDD in HIV-seropositive patients.

Method: Twenty HIV-infected outpatients with MDD according to DSM-IV criteria were treated with reboxetine, 8 mg/day, for 12 weeks within an open trial design. Outcome measures included the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) and a side effect profile. Data were gathered from July 2000 to March 2001.

Results: Seventy-five percent of patients (N = 15) completed the trial. All patients who completed the trial had an improvement equal to or higher than a 50% reduction in their MADRS scores at endpoint. The most frequent adverse effects were insomnia, sweating, and shivering.

Conclusion: Within this open trial, reboxetine was found to be effective in reducing depressive symptoms in HIV illness. The rate of dropout (25%) suggests that reboxetine may be well tolerated in this population.