Remission, residual symptoms, and nonresponse in the usual treatment of major depression in managed clinical practice.

@article{Cuffel2003RemissionRS,
  title={Remission, residual symptoms, and nonresponse in the usual treatment of major depression in managed clinical practice.},
  author={Brian J. Cuffel and Francisca Azocar and Molly Tomlin and Shelly F. Greenfield and Alisa B. Busch and Thomas W. Croghan},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={397-402}
}
BACKGROUND Although published guidelines recommend the continuation of treatment for depression until full remission of symptoms and restoration of functioning, little is known about how often remission is achieved in usual practice and the precipitants of treatment termination when treatment outcome has not been optimal. METHOD A naturalistic study design examined 1859 patients receiving treatment for DSM-III-R major depression between 1995 and 1997 in the national provider network of a… CONTINUE READING

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