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TREATING MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDERA Quick Reference Guide

DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9780890423370.109668

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Based on Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, Second Edition, originally published in April 2000. A guideline watch, summarizing significant developments in the scientific literature since publication of this guideline, may be available.

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FIGURE 1. Choice of Treatment Modalities for Major Depressive Disorder

FIGURE 2. Management of Medication Side Effects

FIGURE 3. Acute Phase Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
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TABLE 1. Considerations in the Evaluation for Suicide Risk
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Severity of Major Depressive Episode

Pharmacotherapy

Mild

Antidepressants if preferred by patient

Moderate to severe

Antidepressants are treatment of choice (unless electroconvulsive therapy [ECT] is planned)

With psychotic features

Antidepressants plus antipsychotics or ECT

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TABLE 2. Dosage Ranges for Antidepressant Medications
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TABLE 3. Required Washout Times Between Antidepressant Trials
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TABLE 4. Considerations in the Decision to Use Maintenance Treatment
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TABLE 5. Risk Factors for Recurrence of Major Depressive Disorder

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