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Aust Fam Physician. 2007 Apr;36(4):222-8.

Depression and anxiety: pharmacological treatment in general practice.

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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. s.ellen@alfred.org.au

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Depression and anxiety are common presentations in general practice and medications are one of the key treatment strategies.

OBJECTIVE:

This article provides an overview of important practical issues to consider when prescribing medications for anxiety and depression.

DISCUSSION:

Key questions for the general practitioner to consider are: Are medications the best option? Which is the best medication for this patient? What are the practical aspects of prescribing this medication? What is the next step if it doesn't work?

PMID:
17392933
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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