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Table 1 Patient criteria for inclusion in audit

From: Healthcare professionals’ perceptions on the emotional impact of having an inadequate response to antidepressant medications: survey and prospective patient audit

Age 18–65 years old
Diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD)
Has never had dysthymia
No other comorbid psychiatric conditions (e.g., schizoaffective disorder, etc.)
Being treated in an outpatient setting
Experiencing an MDD episode that required prescription treatment
Treated with an antidepressant at the recommended dose for at least 6 weeks who still experiences clinically significant depressive symptoms
Has been taking prescription medication under your care for at least 3 months for their current episode of MDD and whom you are seeing/treating in a follow-up visit