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Diagnosis and management of depression

Authors:

Raveen Hanwella ,

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo 8, LK
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Varuni de Silva

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo 8, LK
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Abstract

Depression is a disabling illness which decreases quality of life and productivity. The point prevalence of major depression ranges from 5% to 9% among adults in primary care settings. Both pharmacological and psychological treatment are effective in treating depression.

Key words: depression, antidepressants, continuing medical education, diagnosis, management

doi: 10.4038/cmj.v53i2.236

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 53, No. 2, June 2008 pp.60-62

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i2.236
How to Cite: Hanwella, R. and de Silva, V., 2008. Diagnosis and management of depression. Ceylon Medical Journal, 53(2), pp.60–62. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i2.236
Published on 12 Dec 2008.
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