Measurement-based care for unipolar depression

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Abstract

This article outlines the role of measurementbased care in the management of antidepressant treatment for patients with unipolar depression. Using measurementbased care, clinicians and researchers have the opportunity to optimize individual treatment and obtain maximum antidepressant treatment response. Measurement-based care breaks down to several simple components: antidepressant dosage, depressive symptom severity, medication tolerability, adherence to treatment, and safety. Quick and easy-touse, empirically validated assessments are available to monitor these areas of treatment. Utilizing measurementbased care has several steps-screening and antidepressant selection based upon treatment history, followed by assessment-based medication management and ongoing care. Electronic measurement-based care systems have been developed and implemented, further reducing the burden on patients and clinicians. As more treatment providers adopt electronic health care management systems, compatible measurement-based care antidepressant treatment delivery and monitoring systems may become increasingly utilized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-458
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Psychiatry Reports
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Antidepressant treatment
  • Depression
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Measurement-based care
  • Medication tolerability
  • Safety
  • Treatment algorithm
  • Treatment guidelines
  • Treatment-emergent symptoms
  • Unipolar depression

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Measurement-based care for unipolar depression. / Morris, David W.; Trivedi, Madhukar H.

In: Current Psychiatry Reports, Vol. 13, No. 6, 12.2011, p. 446-458.

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