Are you up-to-date on somatic treatments for major depression? How about the optimal approach to resistant MDD? Take this quiz and find out.
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The correct answer is A. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Source: Cleare A, Pariante CM, Young AH, et al. Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants: a revision of the 2008 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines.J Psychopharmacol. 2015;29:459-525.
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The correct answer is C. They are similar in efficacy
Source: Gartlehner G, Gaynes BN, Amick HR, et al. Nonpharmacological versus pharmacological treatments for adult patients with major depressive disorder. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2015.
A 42-year-old patient with a first episode of depression responds well to an antidepressant but says that she dislikes taking medications. She is eager to stop the antidepressant and only reluctantly agrees to continue therapy, on the condition that it be as brief as possible.
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The correct answer is E. Once there is a complete response
Source: Baldessarini RJ, Lau WK, Sim J, Sum MY, Sim K. Duration of initial antidepressant treatment and subsequent relapse of major depression. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015;35:75-76. doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000263.
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The correct answer is B. Psychotically depressed patients
Source:Depression in adults: recognition and management of depression. NICE clinical guidance CG90 National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. Published date: October 2009 Last updated: April 2016.
A patient who experiences a first episode of major depression reports partial improvement after 4 weeks. The patient feels the current antidepressant is easy to tolerate but notes some continued depressive symptoms, though of lesser severity than before treatment.
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The correct answer is E. Continue the same treatment for at least another 2 weeks.
Source: Cleare A, Pariante CM, Young AH, et al. Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants: a revision of the 2008 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines. J Psychopharmacol. 2015;29:459-525.