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To evaluate the efficacy of quetiapine fumarate sustained release (Seroquel SR™) in combination with an antidepressant versus an antidepressant alone in patients with Major Depressive Disorder.
PLEASE NOTE: Seroquel SR and Seroquel XR refer to the same formulation. The SR designation was changed to XR after consultation with FDA.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Major Depressive Disorder
Quetiapine, Amitriptyline, Bupropion, Citalopram, Duloxetine, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Sertraline, Venlafaxine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:30-0400
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