ACP treatment guideline for antidepressants

Elliott, William T.
January 2008
Travel Medicine Advisor;Jan2008 Supplement, p2
The article discusses a guideline issued by the American College of Physicians on the use of "second-generation antidepressants." The group recommends that antidepressants should be chosen on the basis of negative effect, cost and patient option. Further recommendations by the group include that clinicians should evaluate patient on a regular basis and the treatment should be changed if the patient does not have a positive response within 6-8 weeks and treatment should be continued for 4-9 months after a favorable response in patients.


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