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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

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This article explores how motivational pharmacotherapy and motivational enhancement therapy can galvanize depressed patients to get well.

In psychiatry, things happen slowly—but if you’re not in a hurry yourself, the patient opens a window and shows you the world.

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Here: a plethora of treatment options, including mood-lifting stabilizers, non-antidepressants, psychotherapy, and lifestyle interventions.

This treatment is so implausible that scientists first used it as a placebo—before discovering it actually worked.

Figure. Levels of psychological impairment

Supportive psychotherapy can serve as the first bridge out of social isolation and marginalization and addresses personality issues, such as deficits in character structure and defense mechanisms.

Your patient is excited to be pregnant. She is currently on sertraline, and has been stable on this for many years. She is very insistent that she would like to stop her medication. What should you do?

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