Conversation Cards Improve Satisfaction Of Antidepressant Choice

Choosing the antidepressant that works best can be a struggle. A new study from the Mayo Clinic shows that a simple series of conversation cards can dramatically improve patient and physician satisfaction with the discussion on the choice of antidepressant.

Patient decision aids are a means of helping people make informed choices about health care that take into account their personal values and preferences. Decision aids are a part of a shared decision-making process, encouraging active participation by patients in healthcare decisions.

The structured information helps both physician and patient work through a variety of treatment options in a more comprehensive and shared environment than the way medications have been typically selected.

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