Which drug should be used for treating mild to moderate chronic depression? Evidence Update, Mental Health Series, May 2006.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is Adapted from Lima MS, Hotopf M. Pharmacotherapy for dysthymia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004047. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD004047.
It is not known which are the safest and most effective drugs for treating mild to moderate chronic depression.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2