ASCP Corner: Assessing the Adequacy of Past Antidepressant Trials: A Clinician’s Guide to the Antidepressant Treatment Response Questionnaire

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Many depressed patients do not remit on antidepressant medication despite an adequate dosage and a sufficient duration of treatment. This has spawned endeavors to define treatment-resistant depression as a depressive episode that has shown insufficient response to 1 or more adequate trials of an antidepressant. What constitutes insufficient, inadequate, or partial response is still a matter of debate.

J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72(8):1152-1154