Drug treatment of depression. A classification system for agent selection
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Citation of Original PublicationZisook S, Hall S, Gammon E. Drug treatment of depression. A classification system for agent selection. Postgraduate Medicine, 1980-May; 67()153-6, 159
Depressive illness can be severe, debilitating, and life threatening, but it often responds well to medication. The appropriate agent and dosage depend not only on accurate diagnosis of the type of depression present but also on the age of the patient, previous response to various medications, concurrent medical conditions, other medications being taken, and potential side effects of the antidepressants being considered for treatment.