Begin main content

Human Growth Hormone for Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: February 8, 2017
Project Number: RA0891-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drugs
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of human growth hormone for patients with depression?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of human growth hormone for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder?
  3. What is the clinical effectiveness of human growth hormone for patients with fibromyalgia?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines for the use of human growth hormone for patients with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or fibromyalgia?

Key Message

Two randomized controlled trials were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of human growth hormone for patients with fibromyalgia. One non-randomized study was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of human growth hormone for patients with depression.

Tags

mental health, combat disorders, depression, depressive disorder, depressive disorder, major, depressive disorder, treatment-resistant, fibromyalgia, growth hormone, Depressive, combat disorder, combat stress, chronic illness, Depressed, hGH, somatropin, growth hormone deficiency