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Identifying Patients Who Need a Change in Depression Treatment and Implementing That Change

George I. Papakostas, MD

Published: August 24, 2016

Article Abstract

For patients whose depression is difficult to treat or treatment-resistant, physicians must make an educated choice to switch, augment, or combine therapies to help patients adequately respond after initial treatment selections fail. Uncover some of the complexities of this challenging diagnosis by following the case of Robert, a 55-year-old accountant whose inadequate response to treatment by his primary care doctor has prompted a referral to a specialist.

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