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What's best when a patient doesn't respond to the maximum dose of an antidepressant?

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Title: What's best when a patient doesn't respond to the maximum dose of an antidepressant?
Author: Lo, Vincent; Maggio, Lauren
Keywords: nonpsychotic depression
suboptimal dosage
combination-augmentation therapy
Date: 2010-03
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 59(3) 2010: 173-175.
Abstract: Consider possible causes of the inadequate response, then weigh treatment options in light of the characteristics of the individual patient and therapy. When managing a patient with nonpsychotic depression and inadequate response to the maximum dose of a single antidepressant, the physician should first identify factors that may contribute to the poor response, such as suboptimal dosage resulting from nonadherence, inadequate duration of therapy, and comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, expert opinion).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6513

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