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Introduction

Raymond W. Lam

in Depression

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199692736
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607013 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199692736.003.0001

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Introduction

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• Depression is a common and disabling psychiatric condition that must be recognized by all physicians and health professionals. • The principles of care for major depressive disorder include: thorough assessment and diagnosis, selection of appropriate and evidence-based treatments, and careful follow up using measurement-based care.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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