Antidepressant medication in the outpatient treatment of depression: Guide for nonmedical psychotherapists

Kenneth Byrne, Stephen L. Stern

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Abstract

Contends that medication can be a valuable aid in the psychotherapy of depression. The article discusses guidelines for nonmedical therapists in the evaluation of depressed patients, with a focus on characteristics that suggest a likely candidate for drug therapy. Antidepressant medications are listed (tricyclic antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, lithium carbonate), and their usage is described. Steps in making the referral are discussed. (3 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-308
Number of pages7
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Lithium Carbonate
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents
Psychotherapy
Antidepressive Agents
Outpatients
Referral and Consultation
Guidelines
Depression
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • guidelines for referral of depressed patients for drug therapy, nonmedical psychotherapists

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  • Psychology(all)

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Antidepressant medication in the outpatient treatment of depression : Guide for nonmedical psychotherapists. / Byrne, Kenneth; Stern, Stephen L.

In: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 12, No. 3, 06.1981, p. 302-308.

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