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Table 4 Differences between type of preventive treatment between northern and southern regions

From: Prevention of seasonal affective disorder in daily clinical practice: results of a survey in German-speaking countries

Type of preventive treatment North South Fisher’s p-value
Antidepressants 90% (n = 38) 83% (n = 40) 0.519
Lifestyle changes 87% (n = 37) 88% (n = 41) 1.000
Psychotherapy 73% (n = 37) 76% (n = 41) 0.802
Light Therapy 72% (n = 39) 73% (n = 40) 1.000
Agomelatine 61% (n = 38) 37% (n = 41) 0.044a
Dietary suggestions 49% (n = 37) 50% (n = 40) 1.000
Alternative approaches 38% (n = 37) 34% (n = 41) 0.815
Melatonin 5% (n = 37) 17% (n = 41) 0.159
Methylphenidate 0% (n = 37) 10% (n = 41) 0.117
  1. aStatistically significant
  2. n, total number of participating hospitals that answered this question