Depresyon ve anksiyete

Translated title of the contribution: Depression and anxiety

Steven Elmen, Rob Selzer, Trevor Norman, Grant Blashki

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Depression and anxiety are common presentations in general practice. Medications are an important treatmentoption if symptoms are moderate, but only after clarifying the diagnosis, considering the patients attitudes to treatment, and combining any pharmacological treatment with appropriate psychological therapies. In severe disorders medications are almost always required. Antidepressants are first line, and benzodiazepines have a role for brief, focused periods where symptoms require a rapid response. If symptoms fail to respond, reconsider the diagnosis, comorbidity, and adherence. Two failed trials of medication should trigger a specialist opinion.

Translated title of the contributionDepression and anxiety
Original languageTurkish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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