Treating Depression Complicated by Comorbid Medical Illness or Anxiety
J Clin Psychiatry 2007;68(1):e01
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In this online activity, Trivedi discusses pharmacotherapy treatments for
depression in the presence of comorbid medical illness or physical symptoms. The
focus is on key aspects of treatment such as remission as the treatment goal,
effects of different classes of antidepressants, and benefits of using
treatment algorithms. Clayton addresses issues related to comorbid depression
and anxiety including prevalence and recognition, risk factors and outcomes,
and treatment considerations. Frank highlights the importance of psychotherapy
in the treatment of complicated depression, citing empirically validated
psychotherapies for acute depressive episodes as well as describing how to
apply psychotherapy to medical patients with depression
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