Episode 362: Depression in primary care – talk first and prescribe later

In episode 362, James and Mike invite Bruce Arroll back to talk about his latest systematic review on antidepressants for treatment of depression in primary care. We quickly come to the realization that primary care is different than specialty care and that we need to talk first and prescribe later and have the clinician be the drug.

Show notes

1) Antidepressants for treatment of depression in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

J Prim Health Care 2016;8:325–34

2) Effective management of depression in primary care: a review of the literature

BJGP Open 2017; DOI: 10.3399/bjgpopen17X101025

Comments

Getting people off antidepressants is an issue that needs to be addressed by you folks. Tapering is essential.