Detecting and Treating Severe Depression

February 11, 2019

In this video, Mark Zimmerman, MD, discusses:

  • How severe depression differs from mild and moderate depression

  • The prevalence of each level of severity of depression

  • Whether there are signs clinicians can look for to identify severe depression

  • How treatment of severe depression may differ from treatment of other types of depression.

Dr. Zimmerman is director of outpatient psychiatry and the partial hospital program at Rhode Island Hospital and a psychiatry professor at the Brown University medical school in Providence, Rhode Island. 

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