Tackling Partial Response to Depression Treatment [CME]
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2009;11(4):155-162
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Michael E. Thase, MD, defined the
clinical remission of a depressive episode
as a complete relief of the signs
and symptoms of the presenting episode.
The individual should also return
to his or her normal level of social
and functional capacity.
The Sequenced Treatment Alternatives
to Relieve Depression (STAR*D)
study of 2,876 patients found that
nearly 80% of patients had chronic or