Choosing Supplementary Forms of Help for a Depressed Person

The Adjunctive Care Decision: Depression Section 31

This section is dedicated to choosing treatments to supplement the primary care for a depressed outpatient. It should describe each approach briefly, along with the advantages and difficulties of using that approach, and the kinds of patients for which it is likely to be most helpful.

At present, the section is only in outline form and not as helpful as it should be.

Our question is, “What choices should a therapist present to a patient at this point in treatment?” We need more detail about choosing each of the options, to guide therapists on to sections where the options are described more fully.

To see the current state of this choice point along with its context on the depression map, click on this link: Depression Section 31. It will take you to the Treatment Maps® site. Once you are there, you can review the text of the section for possible improvements. You can also see the larger context of this choice by clicking on other depression maps in the right-hand menu.

Please suggest any changes to Section 31 that can help patients deal more effectively with depression.

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