Active treatement in chronic depression

East MidlandsMental Health
Published Date: 1 Sep 2011

Active treatement in chronic depression

Who?

  • People with chronic depression

Findings 

  • Treatment of depression may require more than one approach, but remission is associated with a better prognosis even if it takes several courses of treatment to achieve. 
  • When the outcome from initial treatment of depression is unsatisfactory, clinicians, with service users, should consider adopting further strategies, deploying alternative treatments.