Continuation drug therapy for major depressive episodes: how long should it be maintained?

Abstract

A major problem for the practitioner is the lack of satisfactory guidelines as to how long continuation drug treatment of depressive episodes must be maintained to ensure that the episode is over. This often leads to either premature withdrawal of the drug and subsequent relapse or unnecessarily prolonged treatment. Results from a collaborative project of… (More)

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@article{Prien1986ContinuationDT, title={Continuation drug therapy for major depressive episodes: how long should it be maintained?}, author={R F Prien and D. J. Kupfer}, journal={The American journal of psychiatry}, year={1986}, volume={143 1}, pages={18-23} }