Income and attrition in the treatment of depression: a STAR*D report.

TitleIncome and attrition in the treatment of depression: a STAR*D report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWarden, D, Rush JA, Wisniewski SR, Lesser IM, Thase ME, Balasubramani GK, Shores-Wilson K, Nierenberg AA, Trivedi MH
JournalDepression and anxiety
Date Published2009
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Ambulatory Care, Citalopram, Cognition Disorders, Depressive Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Major, Educational Status, Ethnic Groups, Female, Humans, Income, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Dropouts, Prospective Studies, Questionnaires, Recurrence, Remission Induction, Retention (Psychology), Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors, Severity of Illness Index, Socioeconomic Factors, Substance-Related Disorders, Young Adult

Attrition, or dropping out of treatment, remains a major issue in the care of depressed outpatients. Whether different factors are associated with attrition for different socioeconomic groups is not known. This report assessed whether attrition rates and predictors of attrition differed among depressed outpatients with different income levels.

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