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Therapists should regularly assess depression symptoms and augment treatment for insufficient responders

 1 year ago       118 Views

Increasing evidence supports the use of empirically-derived algorithms that use symptom monitoring to guide ongoing treatment planning Adolescents with depression who were treated with interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-A) had significantly better outcomes when their therapists regularly assessed depression symptoms and augmented treatment for insufficient responders after four weeks of therapy rather than waiting until Week 8, reports a study published in the January 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).

The authors also found that after four weeks of IPT-A, augmenting treatment for insufficient responders by increasing the frequency of therapy sessions to twice per week for a period of four weeks, or adding the antidepressant medication, fluoxetine, resulted in similar outcomes.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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