Treating depression in patients with chronic disease. First, consider whether a medical problem or medication is causing the depressive symptoms; treating the problem or changing the medication may alleviate the symptoms. Chronic illnesses known to mimic depression include sleep apnea, thyroid disorders, and Cushing's syndrome.Cited by: 66. Patient population: these guidelines address adults and adolescents (i.e. people aged 11-18 years) with chronic pain related to non-malignant conditions like low back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia. Since pharmacology for adolescents is similar to adult, management of chronic non-malignant pain in adolescents is included in this guideline.
The purpose of this guideline is to assist primary care in developing systems that support effective assessment, diagnosis and ongoing management of new or existing diagnosis of major depression in adults age 18 and over and assist patients to achieve remission of symptoms, reduce relapse and return to previous level of functioning. Unipolar depression in adults: Management of highly resistant (refractory) depression Unipolar major depression in adults: Choosing initial treatment The content on the UpToDate website is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Depression is the second most common medical condition listed on Social Security disability applications. Depression in its various forms (major depression, dysthymia, and persistent depressive disorder) is a type of mood disorder characterized by gloom, sadness, and . Jun 29, 2018 · It’s estimated that 16.2 million adults in the United States, or 6.7 percent of American adults, have had at least one major depressive episode in a given year. Persistent depressive disorder.