treating depression caused by alpha-interferons

More physicians are now treating depression caused by alpha-interferons...Intron A, Roferon-A, and Infergen.

Lots of people are now getting interferon for hepatitis. About 20% of them develop depression...a few even become suicidal.

Depression is more likely with high doses...or with therapy that lasts several months or longer. Depression also seems to be more common in patients using the combo therapy, Rebetron.

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