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Treatment & Recovery with Harley Street Psychiatrist London

Depression:  Diagnosis & Treatment at Harley Street, London
If you need assessment and treatment of depression or bipolar depression or when it is associated with other anxiety disorders, drinking or drug use etc. please contact today. 

You will be seen by Dr Rajendra Kumar, General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist at Ten Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.


Summary of NICE Clinical Guideline 90: treatment for depression

  •          Antidepressants are not recommended as a first-line treatment in recent-onset, mild depression; active monitoring, individual guided self-help, CBT and/or exercise are preferred.
  • Antidepressants are recommended for the treatment of moderate-to-severe depression and for dysthymia.
  • When an antidepressant is prescribed, a generic selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is recommended.
  • All patients should be informed about the withdrawal  (discontinuation) effects of antidepressants.
  • For treatment-resistant depression, recommended strategies include augmentation with lithium or an antipsychotic or the addition of a second antidepressant .
  • atients with two prior episodes and functional impairment should be treated for at least 2 years.
  • The use of ECT is supported in severe and treatment-resistant depression. 

 

Contact Us Today:

For Appointments at 10 Harley Street, London

Email:

admin@harleystreetpsychiatricpractice.co.uk

Call: 02074678463 at

Ten Harley Street

1o Harley Street

 London W1G 9PF

 

For Appointments at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital

Email:

karenmckernan@aol.com

Call Karen McKernan (PA)

 01926 852080 

Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital

The Chase

Old Milverton Lane

Leamington Spa

CV32 6RW

 

Or use our contact form.

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