10000941 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

Impact of Gastrointestinal Symptom Severity on Response to Venlafaxine Extended-Release in Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

J Clin Psychiatry 2004;65:838-844
Copyright 2004 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.

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

  1. NONSUBSCRIBERS
    1. Purchase this PDF for $30
      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 online-only ($129) or print + online ($166 individual).
    3. 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

| 23.20.20.195

Background: This retrospective analysis evaluated the prevalence and severity of pretreatment gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the impact of these GI symptoms on the efficacy and tolerability of venlafaxine extended-release (XR), and the effect of treatment on prestudy GI symptoms.

Method: Data from 1932 nondepressed GAD patients were pooled from 5 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of venlafaxine XR clinically conducted between May 1995 and December 1997. The GI symptom severity at baseline was estimated from item 11 on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A). Patients with a GI symptom severity score <= 2 (moderate or less) and those with a GI symptom severity score > 2 (severe/very severe) were compared for baseline characteristics and short-term (8-week) and long-term (24-week) outcomes.

Results: At baseline, for all randomized patients with a HAM-A item 11 score, GI symptoms were rated moderate or lower in 82.8% of patients (GI-low) and severe/very severe in 17.2% (GI-high). The GI-high subgroup was statistically significantly (p < .05) younger, had a longer duration of GAD, and had higher mean HAM-A total scores than the GI-low subgroup. Compared with placebo, venlafaxine XR significantly reduced HAM-A total and psychic anxiety factor scores, regardless of baseline GI symptom severity. The incidence of adverse events, particularly nausea, was higher for the GI-high versus GI-low subgroup.

Conclusion: Baseline severity of GI symptoms correlated with overall severity of GAD but had no impact on treatment outcome with venlafaxine XR. These data do not support the hypothesis that high baseline GI symptom severity has a negative effect on treatment with venlafaxine XR in GAD patients.