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The psychopharmacological treatment of depression in primary care in the Royal Navy.

Authors
  • Coetzee, R H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
100
Issue
2
Pages
193–201
Identifiers
PMID: 25335316
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Depression is a common mental health condition in the UK Armed Forces. Although psychopharmacology is usually a second line intervention, there is a place for antidepressants in the management of depression in primary care. This article will examine the diagnosis of depression, the indications for starting antidepressants, the choice of anti-depressants and the occupational considerations in the Royal Navy. The aim is to equip General Practitioners (GPs) and General Duties Medical Officers (GDMOs) with the clinical information needed to initiate psychopharmacological treatment for depression where indicated.

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