What are the ACP guidelines for use of second-generation anti-depressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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According to the 2008 American College of Physicians (ACP) guideline (the most recent release of the guideline) on using second-generation antidepressants to treat depressive disorders, patient preferences should be given serious consideration when choosing the best course of pharmacotherapy for patients with depressive disorders. The patient may want to avoid use of a particular antidepressant if he or she had a previous negative experience with the drug. [99]


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