Table 5

 Psychological parameters before and after two weeks of treatment

ParameterBefore melatonin treatment (absolute baseline score)*After melatonin treatment (decrease in score)
All data are geometric mean (SEM).
No statistically significant differences between the melatonin and placebo groups for any of the absolute baseline scores or after two weeks of treatment.
Total anxiety score9.55 (0.74)7.75 (0.87)0.80 (0.74)1.35 (0.39)
Total depression score5.55 (0.98)3.90 (0.52)0.75 (0.91)1.05 (0.48)