Sunday, April 25, 2010

Are Your Complaints About Side Effects Being Made Part of the Record?

Science Blog has this startling report that starts with this paragraph:

PROVIDENCE, RI -- A study from Rhode Island Hospital shows that patients report side effects from medication for the treatment of depression [up to] 20 times more than psychiatrists have recorded in the charts. The researchers recommend the use of a self-administered patient questionnaire in clinical practice to improve the recognition of side effects for patients in treatment. The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Volume 71, No. 4, now available online ahead of print...

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