Depression Trends and Treatment

Friday, January 15th, 2010
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

With the recent news that people with severe depression receive more of a benefit from antidepressant medication than people with mild or moderate depression, this week’s issue examines other aspects of this particular mental illness. Discover the link between sleep and depression, the risks of depression during pregnancy and some surprising disparities in depression care.

The consequences of untreated or inadequately treated depression are significant; therefore, adherence to antidepressant medication is very important. Be sure to take this month’s e-survey on medication adherence by January 31 — you’ll receive a summary of compiled results and learn how your peers are improving medication adherence.

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