Tratamiento farmacológico de la depresióncomparación entre las principales guías de práctica clínica

  1. Mariella Vilela Manyari
  2. Irene Martínez Salinas
  3. Nelson Andrade González
  4. Guillermo Lahera Forteza
RIECS: Revista de Investigación y Educación en Ciencias de la Salud

ISSN: 2530-2787

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 2

Issue: 1

Pages: 72-84

Type: Article

DOI: 10.37536/RIECS.2017.2.1.27 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_opene_Buah editor

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Depression is a major health problem due to its high prevalence and its impact on patient´s functioning and quality of life. Its effective treatment usually includes the pharmacological approach, which should be based on available evidence and follow the general recommendations of the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). Through the search in different databases (Medline, Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science and PsycINFO) and the review of the main international CPGs, the present work aims to compare the different recommendations given on the pharmacological treatment of depression. The similarities and discrepancies are reviewed for: choice of antidepressant and associated treatments, duration of treatment after remission, prevention of relapse, withdrawal of drugs and strategies of action in the absence of response.