What is the benefit of collaboration of psychiatrists and family practitioners/internists in the management 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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Collaboration of psychiatrists and family practitioners/internists is of particular importance in patients with acute and chronic medical issues. A psychologist can be involved if psychological testing or more intensive specialized psychotherapy (eg, interpersonal therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy) is needed.


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