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BPJ SE Adult Depression July 2009

Best Practice Journal

Introduction to adult depression

Mental disorders are extremely common with over one third of adults who attend primary care likely to have met the criteria for a DSM-IV diagnosis within the past year.1 View Article

Assessment of Depression in Adults in Primary Care

Adapted from: Identification of Common Mental Disorders and Management of Depression in Primary care. New Zealand Guidelines Group 1 View Article

Management of Depression in Primary care

Most adults with depression present with mild depression and can be treated in primary care.

The goal of treatment is to achieve remission of symptoms and prevent relapse or recurrence.

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Pharmacological Management of Depression in Adults

All antidepressant drugs are approximately equal in effectiveness, although individual patient response may vary markedly.10 View Article

Adult depression: References

Adult depression: References View Article