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Special populations

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/9780199692736.003.0009

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Special populations

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• The keys to optimal management of treatment-resistant depression and depression in special populations include careful assessment, selection of evidence-based treatments tailored to the individual, and ongoing monitoring of response and outcome. • Given the still limited evidence base, use and selection of antidepressants depends on an individual risk-benefit assessment in elderly patients, those with other medical illnesses, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children and adolescents.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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