Increasingly, clinicians are looking to evidence-based medicine for information about treatment options. Treatment algorithms have been used with a variety of psychiatric disorders to assist physicians in making treatment decisions. The direct, prescriptive nature of algorithms also makes them suitable for use in treatment-resistant depression. Two major projects, the Texas Medication Algorithm Project and Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression, have begun to address the questions of sequenced treatment options. Future directions for algorithm development and implementation are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychiatry|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 18|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health