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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

versión impresa ISSN 0211-5735


ROMERO GAMERO, Rafael; VUCINOVICH, Nicolás  y  POVES ONATE, Silvia. Comprehensive intervention protocol for men with major and chronic depressive disorder. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.2, pp.249-261. ISSN 0211-5735.

Introduction: Males with depressive disorders have a higher incidence of suicide, drugs and alcohol use, a higher level of general anger and they often refuse to professional treatment as well. They are included in worse prognosis population. That is the reason why fast detection and treatment is the main priority. Method: This study describes an intervention protocol developed through three phases: 1) comprehensive psychopathological and functional evaluation, 2) combination of different types of psychological treatment (group and individual) as well as pharmacological treatment. This intervention protocol is based on a communitarian vision of Mental Health. That includes an active participation of patients, their families and professionals due to an effective treatment two years long. 3) monitoring one year long to prevent relapses. Results: data found and clinical global impression show a relevant decreased of depressive symptoms and improve on functional capabilities. Conclusion: our intervention protocol allows us organize psychotherapeutic treatment in order to reach a higher efficiency.

Palabras clave : Depressive disorder; Male; Dysthymic disorder; Psychotherapy; Antidepressive Agents.

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