What is the role of the therapist in the medical 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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With the patient's consent, communication with the patient's therapist can be invaluable in guiding medical treatment of major depressive disorder. The therapist can provide information regarding clinical progress, symptoms, and adverse effects. This can facilitate timely and appropriate medical interventions.


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