[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
July 12, 2006

Treatment-Refractory Depression

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(2):167-168. doi:10.1001/jama.296.2.167-b

To the Editor: The Clinical Crossroads on treatment-resistant depression by Dr Salzman1 describes a 60-year-old woman with this diagnosis. The initial presentation noted that Ms A has refused further psychotherapy and consultation “and is applying for long-term disability.” However, there is no further discussion of this issue.

I would be interested in Salzman's opinion about the interaction between seeking disability and this patient's diagnosis. I would also like to know his advice for a physician who is requested to supply information pertaining to the patient's ability to work and how that might affect this patient's care.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview