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Comparison of Crocus sativus L. and imipramine in the treatment of mild to moderate depression: A pilot double-blind randomized trial [ISRCTN45683816]

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2004
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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21 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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4 Wikipedia pages
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1 video uploader

Citations

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Title
Comparison of Crocus sativus L. and imipramine in the treatment of mild to moderate depression: A pilot double-blind randomized trial [ISRCTN45683816]
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2004
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-4-12
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Authors

Shahin Akhondzadeh, Hasan Fallah-Pour, Khosro Afkham, Amir-Hossein Jamshidi, Farahnaz Khalighi-Cigaroudi

Abstract

The morbidity and mortality associated with depression are considerable and continue to increase. Depression currently ranks fourth among the major causes of disability worldwide, after lower respiratory infections, prenatal conditions, and HIV/AIDS. Crocus sativus L. is used to treat depression. Many medicinal plants textbooks refer to this indication whereas there is no evidence-based document. Our objective was to compare the efficacy of stigmas of Crocus sativus (saffron) with imipramine in the treatment of mild to moderate depression in a 6-week pilot double-blind randomized trial.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 189 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 31 16%
Student > Master 31 16%
Researcher 31 16%
Other 17 9%
Student > Postgraduate 13 7%
Other 42 22%
Unknown 28 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 17 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 6%
Other 33 17%
Unknown 36 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 January 2020.
All research outputs
#990,156
of 17,424,044 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#158
of 2,975 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,004
of 221,668 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#13
of 122 outputs
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