By Roberta E. Wilson, Sarah Choi, Sagar V. Parikh, Jolene R. Bostwick

ABSTRACT

Objective: To elucidate psychiatric prescribing patterns for depression treatment in patients being seen by an outpatient depression clinic as of 2018. Experimental Design: Single-center, observational analysis. Principle Observation: Selective serotonin receptor inhibitors are most commonly used by patients, and the majority of trials have adequate duration (2 months or longer). Conclusion: Healthcare providers observed in this study follow depression treatment guidelines and ensure medications are given an adequate trial.