Algorithms for optimizing the treatment of depression: making the right decision at the right time.

@article{Adli2003AlgorithmsFO,
  title={Algorithms for optimizing the treatment of depression: making the right decision at the right time.},
  author={Mazda Adli and A. John Rush and H F M{\"o}ller and Michael Bauer},
  journal={Pharmacopsychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 Suppl 3},
  pages={S222-9}
}
Medication algorithms for the treatment of depression are designed to optimize both treatment implementation and the appropriateness of treatment strategies. Thus, they are essential tools for treating and avoiding refractory depression. Treatment algorithms are explicit treatment protocols that provide specific therapeutic pathways and decision-making tools at critical decision points throughout the treatment process. The present article provides an overview of major projects of algorithm… CONTINUE READING