Hepatitis C infection, antiviral treatment and mental health: A European expert consensus statement

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2012 by Journal of Hepatology
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This paper reports on the results of a 2011 EASL meeting and subsequent dialogue with patient groups and relevant experts in Europe. It summarises the current knowledge of HCV infection and the brain; prevalence, course, and neurobiology of IFN-a associated psychiatric side effects; possible risk factors for IFN-a associated depression and suicide attempts; psychiatric management of HCV infected patients before and during antiviral treatment; prevention of IFN- a associated psychiatric side effects; and psychiatric aspects of the new antivirals.
UK, Rest of World