Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(8), 2426-2440; doi:10.3390/ph3082426

The Impact of Residual Symptoms in Major Depression

Received: 30 June 2010; in revised form: 2 July 2010 / Accepted: 22 July 2010 / Published: 3 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antidepressants)
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Abstract: The current definition of remission from major depressive disorder does not fully take into account all aspects of patient recovery. Residual symptoms of depression are very common in patients who are classified as being in remission. Patients with residual symptoms are at increased risk of functional and interpersonal impairments, and are at high risk for recurrence of depression. This article discusses the incidence of residual symptoms of depression, as well as the risks and consequences of these symptoms, and will review the state of current treatment.
Keywords: major depressive disorder, MDD, antidepressive agents, residual symptoms, depression, depression treatment
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Israel, J.A. The Impact of Residual Symptoms in Major Depression. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 2426-2440.

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Israel, Joshua A. 2010. "The Impact of Residual Symptoms in Major Depression." Pharmaceuticals 3, no. 8: 2426-2440.

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