Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.60, no.4, (April 1999), p.213-214 SIEC No: 19990144

Some of the most impressive advances that have occurred in the field of depression in recent years include improving the state of recognition and initial treatment of this illness by medical professionals. Settling for a response (i.e.,>50% reduction of symptoms) but not pusing for remission can have disturbing consequences, such as increased likelihood of relapse, poor outcome, future treatment non-responsiveness, residual disability and even suicide.