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Letter to the Editor

Augmentation With Modafinil to Achieve Remission in Depression: A Case Report

Timothy R. Berigan,  DDS, MD

Published: February 1, 2001

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Sir: Depression, with a prevalence rate from 4.8% to 9.2%,is a common illness treated by family physicians.1 Over the last20 years, a number of antidepressants have become availablefor physicians to treat patients with depression. Approximately50% to 60% of patients will respond to treatment2; however,only about half of those patients responding to treatment willachieve remission.3

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