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Table 64Databases searched and inclusion/exclusion criteria for clinical effectiveness of pharmacological treatments

Electronic databasesMEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL
Date searchedDatabase inception to January 2008
Update searchesJuly 2008, January 2009
Study designRCT
PopulationPeople with a diagnosis of depression according to DSM, ICD or similar criteria
TreatmentsAny TCA with UK marketing authority where a comparison with placebo was available

From: 9, INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL INTERVENTIONS

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