Received: 13 January 2017
Accepted: 2 January 2018
First Online: 16 January 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The original data were collected from a clinical study of paroxetine in patients with depression or those experiencing depressive episodes, which included an evaluation of improvement by paroxetine of HRQOL (Study No. BRL29060A/863). In that study, written informed consent was obtained from all participants upon trial enrollment. Raw data were obtained as anonymized patient data from GlaxoSmithKline K.K. (GSK), which was used and managed in compliance with a “Datasharing Agreement” with GSK. The present study was approved by the ethics committee of Tokyo Women’s Medical University prior to the start of this study.
: Not applicable.
: JI has received grants and/or speaker’s honoraria from Otsuka Pharmaceutical; Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.; Shionogi & Co., Ltd.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Eli Lilly Japan K.K.; Novartis Pharma K.K.; Pfizer Japan Inc.; MSD K.K. a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.; Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.; and Eisai Co., Ltd. within the past 3 years.KN has received grants and/or speaker’s honoraria from Eli Lilly Japan K.K.; Astellas Pharma Inc.; Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.; Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.; MSD K.K. a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.; Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.; Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Yoshitomiyakuhin Corporation; Otsuka Pharmaceutical; Eisai Co., Ltd.; Pfizer Japan Inc.; Novartis Pharma K.K.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma; Shionogi & Co., Ltd.; Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.; Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd., Tsumura & Co.; and Mebix, Inc. within the past 3 years.JS has none to declare. There was no specific funding for this study.
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