Which factors could influence the follow-up schedule in patients with major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Observe patients at least monthly. Patient factors influencing the follow-up schedule include the following:

  • Clinical status

  • Functioning

  • Support systems

  • Environmental stressors

  • Motivation for treatment

  • Comorbid psychiatric or other medical disorders

  • Treatment adherence


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