PREVIDA- IMPACT OF VORTIOXETINE ON MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER AND PERCEIVED COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION- A MULTICENTER STUDY

  • Ali Ahsan Mufti
  • Huma mughal Consultant Clinical Psychologist Department of Psychiatry Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar
  • Mukhtar Ul Haq Azeemi Associate Professor,Department Of Psychiatry Medical Teaching Institute Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar
  • Muhammad Asif Kamal Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gajju Khan Medical College,Swabi
  • Fazal e Rabbani Assistant Professor, Chairman & HOD Psychiatrry, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar
  • Khalid Attaullah Mufti Professor Of Psychiatry, Chief Executive & Horizon NGO, Ibadat Hospital, Peshawar
  • Syed Muhammad Sultan Professor Of Psychiatry, Chief Executive, Syed Psychiatric Clinic, Peshawar
  • Bashir Ahmad Professor Of Psychiatry Department Of Psychiatry Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar
  • Zainab Nawaz Senior Registrar Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi
  • Adil Afridi Consultant Psychiatrist Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi
  • Fatima Amir Khan Assistant ProfessorConsultant PsychiatristDepartment of  Behavioral Sciences/PsychiatryWah Medical CollegePOF College, Wah Cant
  • Muhammmad Fahim Qasim Associate Professor Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College, Mirpur, Azad Jammu Kashmir
  • Shakil Asif Associate Professor Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College, Mirpur, Azad Jammu Kashmir
  • Syed Usman Hamdani Clinical Lecturer Department of Primary Care and Mental Health, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Ayesha Minhas Associate Professor Of Psychiatry Shifa Tamir E Millat University Global Institute Of Human Development
  • FAREED ASLAM MINHAS Director, The Tree House Psychiatry Clinic, Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Major depressive disorder in pakistan;, Cognitive dysfunction in Pakistan:, Vortioxetine in pakistan:, Previda in Pakistan, Depression severity

Abstract

Exploring Cognitive Dysfunction and Treatment Efficacy of Vortioxetine in Major Depressive Disorder: Previda in Pakistan

 

 

 

Objective:

To investigate the prevalence of cognitive Dysfunction in major depressive disorder (MDD) and evaluate the efficacy of vortioxetine in treating both depressive symptoms and cognitive dysfunction.

 

Design:

 Prospective, Cross-sectional and multicentered

 

Place & Duration of Study:

The study was conducted in 16 Psychiatric outpatients Departments in Pakistan, for a period of 12 weeks.

 

Patients & Methods:

A total of 498 participants with diagnosis of major depression disorder were included in the study. The severity of depression  and cognitive dysfunction were measured. The Psychiatrists prescribed vortioxetine to participants after assessments  by Clinical Global Impression-Severity scale (CGI-S), the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9).and Perceived Deficits Questionnaire (PDQ). The variables were again assessed after treatment initiation  at 1 week (+/– 3 days), 1 month ( +/– 7 days) and 3 months(+/– 14 days).

 

Results

Upon completion of a 12 week treatment regimen involving vortioxetine subjects with MDD showced notable improvements in mean PHQ 9 and PDQ scores. This signifies vortioxetines efficiency in alleviating depressive symptoms alongside cognitive deficits within individuals diagnosed with MDD. There was positive correlation noted  between PHQ 9 and PDQ scores, demonstrating a close association linking depressive symptoms to cognitive dysfunction.

 

Conclusions

The study findings shows the effectiveness of vortioxetine in addressing cognitive deficits in patients diagnosed with MDD while also improving depressive symptoms. These results highlight the potential of vortioxetine as a valuable treatment alternative for individuals facing cognitive impairment alongside their MDD diagnosis. Further research is necessary to verify these results and consider their applicability to diverse populations.

 

Author Biographies

Fatima Amir Khan, Assistant ProfessorConsultant PsychiatristDepartment of  Behavioral Sciences/PsychiatryWah Medical CollegePOF College, Wah Cant
 
FAREED ASLAM MINHAS , Director, The Tree House Psychiatry Clinic, Rawalpindi Pakistan

      

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Published
2023-12-30
How to Cite
Mufti, A. A., Huma Mughal, Mukhtar Ul Haq Azeemi, Muhammad Asif Kamal, Fazale Rabbani, Khalid Attaullah Mufti, Syed Muhammad Sultan, Bashir Ahmad, Zainab Nawaz, Adil Afridi, Fatima Amir Khan, Muhammmad Fahim Qasim, Shakil Asif, Syed Usman Hamdani, Ayesha Minhas, & FAREED ASLAM MINHAS. (2023). PREVIDA- IMPACT OF VORTIOXETINE ON MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER AND PERCEIVED COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION- A MULTICENTER STUDY. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 20(04). Retrieved from https://jpps.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/281