Treatment of depression in association with other psychiatric disorders

In association with depression, the patient often has other mental disorders as well, most commonly anxiety disorders (10–50 %), substance abuse disorders (10–30 %) and personality disorders (10–50 %).The associated disorders have significance on the prognosis and functional ability so that concomitant occurrence of the disorders renders the treatment more challenging and increases the risk of a reduction in the functional ability.

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Pharmacology