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Which is the average time of treatment for depression, before the discharge?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Depends
This depends on the depth of the depression.
If you're referring to inpatient treatment, these days it's generally limited to crisis stabilization of a few days to a week, with referral to outpatient care, or intensive outpatient (iop) program. People are seen in these iop groups for several weeks, but they also have an outpatient psychiatrist and often therapist to work with over time.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the depth of the depression.
If you're referring to inpatient treatment, these days it's generally limited to crisis stabilization of a few days to a week, with referral to outpatient care, or intensive outpatient (iop) program. People are seen in these iop groups for several weeks, but they also have an outpatient psychiatrist and often therapist to work with over time.
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