22 February 2021

New depression guidelines: choosing an antidepressant

Clinical Mental Health

Dr David Lim and Professor Philip Boyce discuss the new depression management guidelines.

In this episode:

  • What’s new in the updated depression guidelines
  • Non-negotiable lifestyle modifications that can make a big clinical difference, the importance of psychological treatment, when to refer
  • First-line drugs are escitalopram, vortioxetine and agomelatine; second line: venlafaxine, mirtazapine and bupropion.
  • When to switch and augment, how to use the MIDAS approach to pharmacotherapy

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

Guest: Professor Philip Boyce, Professor of Psychiatry; Head of Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Sydney; Head of Perinatal Psychiatry Clinical Research Unit, Westmead Hospital

Total time: 35 mins

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Choosing an antidepressant