How often should medications be reevaluated for treatment efficacy 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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Medications should be reevaluated for drug-drug or drug-disease state interactions at every visit, as well as reevaluated for efficacy every 8-12 weeks. Nonresponse to treatment should raise the possibility of alternative diagnoses or alternative treatment.


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