Introduction: Treating Depression and Anxiety to Remission
J Clin Psychiatry 2003;64(suppl 15):3-4
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Depression and anxiety disorders are often unrecognized and untreated, despite the development of safer and more tolerable medications. More troubling, even when patients are properly diagnosed, they are frequently undertreated, prescribed doses that are too low or given treatment for too short a duration. Patients may then endure unnecessarily lengthy periods of disability and poor functioning in all aspects of life.