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Interferon-Induced Depression Treated With Citalopram

J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63:166-167 [letter]

Letter to the Editor

Sir: Chronic infection with hepatitis.65 C virus (HCV) is the most common cause of liver disease in the United States and is responsible for approximately one third of liver transplants. Interferon-alpha and combination therapy with interferon-alpha and ribavirin are the only approved treatments for chronic hepatitis C2; however, side effects, which include depression, anxiety, irritability, and even suicidal thoughts, can lead to discontinuation of therapy.