A 5-Question Quiz on MDD

August 31, 2016

What’s the key factor when selecting first-line therapy for major depression? How do older adults with MDD differ from younger ones? Answer these questions and more.

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is E. Patient preference

Source: van Hees ML, Rotter T, Ellermann T, Evers SM. The effectiveness of individual interpersonal psychotherapy as a treatment for major depressive disorder in adult outpatients: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry. 2013;Jan 11;13:22.

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is B. More likely to have neurological abnormalities

Source: Taylor WD. Clinical practice. Depression in the elderly. N Engl J Med. 2014;25;371:1228-1236.

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is D. As an adjunct to their conventional treatment

Source: Solomon D, Adams J. The use of complementary and alternative medicine in adults with depressive disorders. A critical integrative review. J Affect Disord. 2015;179:101-113.

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is D. Men older than 60 years

Source: Johnson JM, Nachtigall LB, Stern TA. The effect of testosterone levels on mood in men: a review. Psychosomatics. 2013;54(6):509-514.

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is C. Exercise has a large and significant antidepressant effect and is a viable treatment option.

Source: Schuch FB, Vancampfort D, Richards J, et al. Exercise as a treatment for depression: a meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias. J Psychiatr Res. 2016;77:42-51.