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Apps, Efficacy, Adherence—and MDD

The latest news on the treatment of depression covers patient self-management apps, antidepressant efficacy in older adults, and strategies to improve adherence. ©Lightspring/ Shutterstock

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The authors outline a series of strategies that can help promote adherence to the therapeutic regimen.

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The author presents a fictionalized case based on a real patient to encourage colleagues to pursue psychodynamic psychiatry.

Most of us listen in one way or another. But listening can be taken for granted, even in psychiatry.

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The articles in this 2-part Special Report spotlight the issue of poor adherence, particularly medication adherence, and take on some of the multiple areas where interventions may be possible.

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

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.

The human-animal relationship can provide insight into the patient’s ability to connect, to interact, and to show care and empathy. Plus, companion animals tend not to breach confidentiality.

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