Initiating antidepressant therapy? Try these 2 drugs first
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When you initiate antidepressant therapy for patients who have not been treated for depression previously, select either sertraline or escitalopram. A large meta- analysis found these medications to be superior to other "new generation" antidepressants. Strength of recommendation: A: Meta-analysis of 117 high-quality studies.
Journal of Family Practice, 58(7) 2009: 365+.