Major depression

Selecting safe and effective treatment

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Abstract

Diagnosis and management of major depression, a condition that is frequently encountered by primary care physicians, must take into account such factors as the patient's age, comorbid conditions and specific presenting symptoms. Rational selection of antidepressant medication must also include analysis of potential side effects and drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Psychiatric consultation may benefit a select group of patients. Although some patients may require life-long antidepressant medication, most will be able to discontinue their medication after a period of time. Newer antidepressants are expanding the treatment options available to family physicians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1683-1694
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume55
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 1997

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Antidepressive Agents
Food-Drug Interactions
Family Physicians
Primary Care Physicians
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Psychiatry
Therapeutics
Referral and Consultation
Pharmaceutical Preparations

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Major depression : Selecting safe and effective treatment. / Bhatia, Subhash; Bhatia, Shashi K.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 55, No. 5, 04.1997, p. 1683-1694.

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