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Table 101Summary evidence profile of continuation treatment and prevention of future episodes for people with major depression with a seasonal pattern

Continuation treatment: propanolol versus placeboPrevention: bupropion versus placebo
Efficacy outcomeHAMD-21: WMD −7 (−11.24 to −2.76)Recurrence: RR 0.58 (0.46 to 0.72) (17% versu 29.5%)
QualityModerateHigh
Number of studies; participantsK = 1; n = 23K = 3; n = 1061
Forest plot numberPharm
SAD 13.01
Pharm
SAD 14.01
Leaving treatment earlyRR 2.57 (0.12 to 57.44) (7.7 versus 0%)Not reported
QualityLow
Number of studies; participantsK = 1; n = 24
Forest plot numberPharm
SAD 13.02

From: 11, FACTORS INFLUENCING CHOICE OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

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