This work may not be copied, distributed, displayed, published, reproduced, transmitted, modified, posted, sold, licensed, or used for commercial purposes. By downloading this file, you are agreeing to the publisher’s Terms & Conditions.

Free Online Activities

Diagnostic Assessment of Major Depressive Disorder

George I. Papakostas

Published: April 15, 2009

This CME activity is expired. For more CME activities, visit CMEInstitute.com.
Find more articles on this and other psychiatry and CNS topics:
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders

Article Abstract

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent disorder that is also highly comorbid with other psychiatric and medical conditions. After diagnosing a major depressive episode, clinicians should screen for suicide risk to establish patient safety. Once the patient is in the appropriate treatment setting, clinicians should evaluate the patient for MDD by assessing the differential diagnosis, accompanying symptoms, psychiatric and medical comorbidities, and sociodemographic factors. Proper assessment of patients with MDD can lead to targeted treatment and a better chance of remission.


Some JCP and PCC articles are available in PDF format only. Please click the PDF link at the top of this page to access the full text.

Volume: 70

Quick Links: Depression (MDD)

References

Sign-up to stay
up-to-date today!

SUBSCRIBE

Already registered? Sign In

Case Report

Safety and Tolerability of Concomitant Intranasal Esketamine Treatment With Irreversible, Nonselective MAOIs: A Case Series

Three cases suggest that concomitant use of intranasal esketamine with an irreversible, nonselective MAOI is safe in...

Read More...