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Introduction

Raymond W. Lam

in Depression

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199692736
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739897 | DOI: https://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....

Chapter.  730 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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