Comorbidities in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder: Seeing Beyond the 'Tip of the Iceberg'

Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH

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October 03, 2022

Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH, discusses the importance of considering comorbidities in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), which requires asking the right questions and recognizing the symptoms.

Dr Citrome gives two examples that taught him to have a healthy respect for comorbidities in patients with MDD. The examples concerned a patient whose comorbid anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder were uncovered after altering medications, and a patient whose eating disorder persisted after the MDD got better.

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