Author(s): Stewart JW, Quitkin FM, Klein DF, Stewart JW, Quitkin FM, Klein DF
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Abstract Although the literature appears to demonstrate the efficacy of standard antidepressant medications for the short-term treatment of patients with minor depression, they are not widely prescribed. In comparison, psychotherapy is generally recommended, but without convincing data to support this conviction. We, therefore, advocate successive trials with antidepressants in any depressed patient, particularly if they have failed to benefit from psychotherapy or other supportive measures for three months.
This article was published in Am J Psychother
and referenced in Journal of Psychiatry