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Clinical management

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/9780199692736.003.0005

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Clinical management

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• Clinical management of depression includes screening, assessment, developing a therapeutic alliance, selecting treatment(s), monitoring, and follow up. • The treatment of depression has two phases: the acute phase to achieve full remission of symptoms, and the maintenance phase to prevent relapse and recurrence. • Self-management is an important component of disease management programs for depression.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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