Year: 1990 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.51, no.11, suppl., (November 1990), p.40-43 SIEC No: 19910646

Patients with major depression often exhibit clinical anxiety. Although not included among DSM-III-R criteria for major depression, clinical anxiety may be the most important symptom to assess in planning treatment for this affective disorder. By actively treating the anxiety component, psychiatrists can modify serious suicide risk factors in some patients & provide the immediate benefits that will induce others to comply with antidepressant therapy. (14 refs.)