Survey of Antidepressant First Choice

The survey was sent to 105 psychiatrists working at an Academic Health Sciences Centre in Ontario Canada with multiple hospital sites.There were 41 responses which equals 39%.

Survey Question

Which antidepressant would you choose as your first choice for a 30-year-old male who presents with the first episode of major depression?  No prior history of any psychiatric or medical problems. No substance use. The patient is single and has a good job.

 

DRUGTIMES CHOSENPERCENTAGE
mirtazapine12.44
fluoxetine24.88
vortioxetine24.88
venlafaxine12.44
sertraline1229.27
duloxetine00
desvenlafaxine00
escitalopram1741.46
citalopram37.32
nortriptyline00
paroxetine00
fluvoxamine00
bupropion37.32
molobemide00
TOTAL41

 

 

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