Guidelines for the long-term treatment of depression Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Depressive Disorder

abstract

  • Depression is frequently a recurrent and sometimes a chronic illness. Unfortunately, most research on treatment has focused almost exclusively on the short-term. For example, the majority of clinical trials of medications and psychotherapeutic approaches last only 6 to 16 weeks. Relatively little research has been conducted on continuation treatment (usually 3-6 months) to prevent relapses and on maintenance treatment (6-24 months) to prevent recurrences. This paper will review continuation and maintenance phase pharmacotherapeutic trials and will make recommendations for clinical treatment of patients during these periods.

publication date

  • December 1994

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7814359

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 61

end page

  • 9; discussion 70-1

volume

  • 55

number

  • 12 SUPPL.