Unmasking Clinical Depression
Berenbaum I L
This article discusses the fact that depression is often undiagnosed by nonpsychiatric physicians. In an effort to address this problem, the author first discusses the criteria for a diagnosis of clinical depression. The differential diagnosis of depression is then reviewed; it is noted that many patients who are depressed do not present with typical symptoms. The management of depression is discussed, including issues such as pharmacotherapy, making referrals & suicide risk/.