New modalities of assessment and treatment planning in depression: the sequential approach.

@article{Fava2010NewMO,
  title={New modalities of assessment and treatment planning in depression: the sequential approach.},
  author={Giovanni Andrea Fava and Elena Tomba},
  journal={CNS drugs},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={453-65}
}
The sequential model of treatment for depression, i.e. the use of psychotherapy in patients who have remitted from a major depressive disorder after a course of pharmacotherapy, is an intensive two-stage approach that derives from the awareness that one course of treatment is unlikely to provide a solution to all the symptoms of patients. The aim of the sequential approach is to provide different types of treatment for as long as considered necessary in different phases of illness as determined… CONTINUE READING