Reply to "Reexamining Paroxetine and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(11):1495 [letter]
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We appreciate the response of Ms. McClendon to our article
on paroxetine and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in
the treatment of comorbid postpartum depression and anxiety.
We agree that our findings are from women with severe comorbid
depression and anxiety, as indicated by their Hamilton Rating
Scale for Depression and Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety
scores at baseline, and are therefore representative of only this
select population. Due to the relative lack of research on the
clinical effectiveness of combined pharmacologic and psychological
interventions for postpartum depression and anxiety, the
primary aim of the study was to provide readers with preliminary
information on this subject taken from a select sample
treated at a tertiary hospital outpatient clinic.