Characteristics of Excluded Studies

Reference IDReason for Exclusion
AHOKAS2001Open label; no control (sublingual 17B-estradiol versus [no control])
CERUTTI1993Insufficient extractable data (incl. no numbers given for treatment versus placebo group) (S-adenosylmethionine versus placebo)
CORRAL2000Not an RCT; letter to the editor (bright light therapy case reports)
FREEMAN2006AInsufficient data provided for extraction (omega-3 fatty acids versus [no control])
SURI2001Not an RCT: open label; no control; small sample size of 6 (fluvoxamine versus [no control])
SURI2005Not an RCT: brief report of study only (letter to the editor); open label (nefazodone versus [no control])
VANDERMEER1984No details of randomisation reported. Insufficient maternal mental health outcomes (progesterone versus placebo)


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