Depression in primary care. Part 2: Management

  • XV Pereira
  • Zainab AM
Keywords: Depression, antidepressants, psychotherapy


The management of depression in the primary care setting should ideally take a biological, psychological, and sociologicalapproach. Antidepressants are the most commonly used biological agents in the treatment of depression. Psychologicaltherapies and psychosocial interventions improve the outcome of treatment when combined with pharmacotherapy.Clinical depression is treatable and thus efforts should be made to alleviate the suffering of patients with depression.


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How to Cite
PereiraX., & AMZ. (2007). Depression in primary care. Part 2: Management. Malaysian Family Physician, 2(3), 4. Retrieved from
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