Managing depression treatment and patient expectations in the digital age
More than ever, patients in the digital age are equipped with information about their diseases and available treatments, including not only the benefits but also side effects. This has implications for the management of depression, among other conditions. Patients wish for their doctor to integrate their needs and expectations into their treatment plans. Dr. Frank argues that placing the patient at the center of treatment and adopting a collaborative decision-making approach may improve outcomes such as quality of life and function.