To evaluate the effectiveness of psychiatric counseling in reducing the rate of development of psychiatric side effects of antiviral therapy with interferon-α and ribavirin among study participants compared with standard clinical monitoring alone. Interferon-α is used to treat chronic hepatitis C. Interferons may induce adverse events that usually, but not always, reverse within a few days after the end of therapy. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

A Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Approach for Reducing the Risk of Psychiatric Side Effects in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Treated With Pegylated Interferon α and Ribavirin

Neri S.;Bertino G.
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Petralia A.;Calvagno G. S.;Mauceri B.;Boemi P.;Di Pino A.;Ignaccolo L.;Misseri M.;Maiorca D.;Palermo F.
2010-01-01

Abstract

To evaluate the effectiveness of psychiatric counseling in reducing the rate of development of psychiatric side effects of antiviral therapy with interferon-α and ribavirin among study participants compared with standard clinical monitoring alone. Interferon-α is used to treat chronic hepatitis C. Interferons may induce adverse events that usually, but not always, reverse within a few days after the end of therapy. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
2010
Interferon
Chronic hepatitis C
Depression
Psychotherapy
Ribavirin
Severe psychiatric disorders
Antiviral Agents
Depression
Drug Monitoring
Drug Therapy, Combination
Female
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Humans
Interferon alpha-2
Interferon-alpha
Male
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Glycols
Prospective Studies
Psychotherapy
Recombinant Proteins
Ribavirin
Severity of Illness Index
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