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Depression and Suicide 

Depression and Suicide
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Depression and Suicide
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John D. Chovan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0033
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date: 19 August 2019

Depressive symptoms are an expected response to psychosocial stress. However, depression, which is different from depressive symptoms, is defined.. uration, severity, and impact on the patient’s functioning all affect quality of life. Assessment tools and interview questions are offered..Depression across the illness trajectory is discusses along with evidence-based guidelines treatment approaches. These include pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Because self-harm is associated with depression, patients must be assessed for suicide at every encounter.

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