Chapter 11 Depression Q&A (1 of 110) Sample Questions
1. MP, a 40-year-old man, 1.80 m and 85 kg, was diagnosed with with major depression and was prescribed a medication. DSM-5 criteria for MDD score is 6. BP: 125/80, HR: 80, RR: 25. No drug allergies. He comes to the pharmacy to fill his new prescription:
Fluoxetine 20 mg once daily. He asks you the optimal response time for his medication. What is your response?
- A. 2 to 3 weeks
- B. 4 to 6 weeks
- C. 4 to 5 months
- D. 6 to 8 weeks
Tips: RxTx . Optimal response is achieved within 6 to 8 week, whereas onset takes 2 to 4 weeks to be noticed.