Recognition and Treatment of Depression by the Primary Care Practitioner

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  • Summary:

    Dr. Alan Gelenberg from the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University, Hershey, PA moderated the topic "Recognition and Treatment of Depression by the Primary Care Practitioner" with Michael Thase from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and Erika Saunders from the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University, Hershey, PA.

     
    The discussion focused primarily on:
    1) The identification, diagnosis and treatment of depression;
    2) screening for depression;
    3) medical conditions that contribute to depression;
    4) identifying depression;
    5) initiating treatment;
    6) treatment adherence;
    7) first-line treatment options;
    8) psychotherapy; and
    9) side effects from medications.
    (Med Roundtable Gen Med Ed. 2012;1(1):34–41.) ©2012 FoxP2 Media, LLC

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