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Diagnosis and treatment of depression in adults with comorbid medical conditions: a 52-year-old man with depression.

Abstract

Approximately 1 in 10 primary care patients has major depressive disorder, and its presence is associated with poor health outcomes in numerous medical conditions. Using the case of Mr J, a 52-year-old man with depressive symptoms and several comorbid medical conditions, diagnosis and treatment of depression are discussed. Specific topics include evidence regarding appropriate depression screening and diagnosis, the importance of team-based care, patient self-management, exercise, structured psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, monitoring of therapy, and indications for referral.

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  • Authors

    Whooley MA

    Source

    JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 307:17 2012 May 2 pg 1848-57

    MeSH

    Antidepressive Agents
    Depression
    Exercise
    Fatty Liver
    Gastroesophageal Reflux
    Humans
    Hyperlipidemias
    Hypertension
    Low Back Pain
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Obesity
    Psychotherapy
    Referral and Consultation
    Self Care
    Sleep Apnea Syndromes
    Spondylosis

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Clinical Conference
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22550199