The STAR*D study: treating depression in the real world.
The Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study evaluated feasible treatment strategies to improve clinical outcomes for real-world patients with treatment-resistant depression. Although the study found no clear-cut "winner", it does provide guidance on how to start therapy and how to proceed if initial treatment fails.
Gaynes, BN; Rush, AJ; Trivedi, MH; Wisniewski, SR; Spencer, D; Fava, M
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