In this supplement to The Primary Care Companion to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, David L. Dunner, M.D., and colleagues offer further information on the newer strategies for the treatment of depression. These articles, stimulated by a recent roundtable of experts, focus on the characteristics of antidepressants and new definitions of adequate treatment that encompass the growing list of non-mood disorders effectively treated by well-selected antidepressants. Other important topics include gender issues in treatment, limiting the troublesome side effect of weight gain, and the very real problem of chronic depression.
As always, we are pleased to offer our readers the latest clinical information with a view to continuing improvements in treatment response and clinical outcome ending ultimately in the gold standard of outcomes—patient wellness.
J. Sloan Manning, M.D.
Editor in Chief
The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry