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Table 2 Patient and healthcare provider net agreement with the items of the ‘antidepressant as cause’ domain of the Oxford Depression Questionnaire

From: Emotional blunting in patients with depression. Part IV: differences between patient and physician perceptions

  Patient agreementa (%) HCP agreementa (%)
The antidepressant is preventing me/the patient from feeling my/their emotions in some way 45 30
The antidepressant seems to make me/the patient just not care about things that should matter to me/them 40 17
The antidepressant seems to make me/the patient feel emotionally disconnected from people around me/them 42 16
The antidepressant is preventing me/the patient from feeling pleasant emotions 33 13
The antidepressant changes the way that I/the patient experience(s) my/their emotions in a way that is unhelpful (not helpful) to me/them at the moment 34 10
I/the patient have/has considered stopping (or have/has already stopped) my/their antidepressant because of its emotional side effects 39 18
  1. aProportion of respondents selecting ‘agree a little’ or ‘agree’.
  2. HCP, healthcare provider