Faculty Advisor

Heilman, Destin

Abstract

In modern Psychiatric practice, the vast majority of patients diagnosed with Major Depression are given a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). Although SSRIs are generally regarded as safe and in most cases have minimal side effects, their efficacy in many of those cases is minor and the patient is then moved to either a different SSRI or to another class of antidepressant. This project investigates other classes of antidepressants and compares their efficacy to SSRIs. Interviews with Psychiatrists are also included.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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