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by Dr Siobhán MacHale and
Dr Roger Smyth
Last updated: July 2012
Depressive disorders are more common in
patients with physical illness than in those without. Recent
advances in psychiatric treatments, including brief, focused
psychological therapies and increasingly selective medications,
have now given us the opportunity to make a significant impact on
both the physical and mental health of this previously neglected
The aim of this module is to help general psychiatrists in the
diagnosis and treatment of depression of these patients, with
particular emphasis on the choice of antidepressant.
The module will take you through some of the
key points with regard to:
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