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The Oxford Questionnaire on the Emotional Side-effects of Antidepressants (OQuESA): development, validity, reliability and sensitivity to change.

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BACKGROUND: Some patients with major depression report a restricted range of emotions that may appear to arise as a side-effect of treatment with antidepressants. It is uncertain whether this phenomenon, sometimes called emotional blunting, represents residual symptoms of depression or side-effects of antidepressant treatment. There is currently no adequate instrument to measure this phenomenon. METHODS: A draft questionnaire was developed from patient-derived qualitative data, refined using...

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10.1016/j.jad.2012.01.030

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
140
Issue:
1
Pages:
66-74
Publication date:
2012-09-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:2fa10e17-728e-4934-9f2d-2753ec5a0662
Source identifiers:
311041
Local pid:
pubs:311041

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