Pharmacy-based management for depression in adults

Stephanie J. Sampson, Adam Todd, Nick Walton, Rachel Steele, Lisa Webster, Rachel Churchill, Dean McMillan, Simon Gilbody, David Ekers

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    Abstract

    Some services provided by pharmacists may have positive effects on patient health, including improvedmanagement of blood pressure and physical function (de Barra 2018). Antidepressant management for depression is usually achieved through general practitioner (GP) contact andmonitoring,which typically involves regular appointments (e.g. every two to fourweekswithin the first three months) in order to assess response and tolerance to treatment (NICE 2018). Community pharmacists may be well placed to have a role in antidepressant management because of their unique pharmacotherapeutic knowledge and ease of access for patients. In the UK, there have been efforts to raise public awareness about the role that pharmacists can play as part of multidisciplinary team to better support people with managing their health conditions, including mental health problems (Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2018).

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberCD013299
    JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Volume2019
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2019

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