Recognition and treatment of depression in a primary care setting.

  title={Recognition and treatment of depression in a primary care setting.},
  author={C. Brendan Montano},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={55 Suppl},
          18-34; discussion 35-7
Depression is a highly treatable disease that is more prevalent among primary care patients than hypertension. Primary care physicians must become accustomed to screening for and treating depression just as they screen for and treat hypertension. A psychiatrist should be consulted for severe cases of depression. The introduction of the serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), antidepressants that are far less toxic and have a milder side effect profile than the tricyclic antidepressants… CONTINUE READING
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