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ERIC Number: EJ837741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
The Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in College Age Students: Some Principles and Precautions
Blue, Howard C.; Sanfilippo, Louis C.; Young, Christopher M.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v21 n3-4 p149-178 Sep 2007
College age students are in the midst of important psychosocial and neurobiological changes. The developmental fluidity of this period of life compels caution in diagnosing and treating depressive episodes, especially in discriminating between bipolar and non-bipolar depression. Treating college age students with depression requires adherence to four basic principles that guide treatment. We urge you to aim for diagnostic clarity, keep the developmental context in mind when making diagnoses and conducting treatment, establish clear aims for the pharmacologic intervention, and provide adequate resources to monitor treatment outcomes and respond rapidly to any untoward events. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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