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|Title:||Four potential criteria for deciding when to use antidepressants or psychotherapy for unipolar depression: A literature review||Contributor(s):||Sharpley, Chris (author) ; Bitsika, Vicki (author)||Publication Date:||2011||DOI:||10.3109/13651501.2010.527008||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8206||Abstract:||Objective: To evaluate the literature supporting four potential criteria for deciding whether to use psychotherapy or pharmacology when treating depression. Method: Literature review of the evidence from the last 10 years on presenting patient's demographics, aetiology, comorbidity, and genetic factors, as predictors of treatment outcome efficacy. Results: Demographic information has little support as a potential criteria for decision-making; aetiology (melancholic vs. non-melancholic) has significant support; presence of personality disorder comorbidity is unproven as a criterion but may have some value; genetic predisposition has the strongest evidence supporting it as a criteria for treatment decision-making. Conclusion: Although some presenting cases will be easier to classify than others, there are substantial data supporting the screening of patients according to three of these criteria.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 15(1), p. 2-11||Publisher:||Informa Healthcare||Place of Publication:||United Kingdom||ISSN:||1471-1788
|Field of Research (FOR):||110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||920111 Nervous System and Disorders||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 52
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