Journal article

Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Real -World Clinical Practice Settings Across Asia

Gang Wang, Changsu Han, Chia-Yih Liu, Sandra Chan, Tadafumi Kato, Wilson Tan, Lili Zhang, Yu Feng, Chee H Ng

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment | DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Purpose: Consensus is lacking on the management of treatment-resistant depression (TRD), resulting in significant variations on how TRD patients are being managed in real-world practice. A survey explored how clinicians managed TRD across Asia, followed by an expert panel that interpreted the survey results and provided recommendations on how TRD could be managed in real-world clinical settings. Methods: Between March and July 2018, 246 clinicians from Hong Kong, Japan, Mainland China, South Korea, and Taiwan completed a survey related to their treatment approaches for TRD. Results: The survey showed physicians using more polytherapy (71%) compared to maintaining patients on monotherapy (29%..

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