In any given year, millions of Americans experience depression. Without treatment, depression can last years, seriously impair daily functioning causing significant hardship for individuals and their loved ones, and in some cases lead to suicide.
Medications can help. The acute phase of treatment seeks to induce remission; the continuation phase preserves remission; and the maintenance phase protects against another major depressive episode.
Patient population: Patients 18 years of age and older undergoing pharmacotherapy for major depression.
Quality Goal: Ensure patients remain on antidepressant medication.
Let your patients know that they can get confidential help for mental health emergencies by calling
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