Depression in remission, doing great on the 40 mg of citalopram,
Can a patient be in full remission (of a behavioral health diagnosis) when they continue on the therapy/medication used to treat it?
The assessment documentation states, " Major Depression, Recurrent, in Full Remission. Her depression is in remission, she is doing great on the 40 mg of citalopram, denies any medication side effects and would like to continue with this, requesting a 60 day supply. She also uses trazodone to eat in sleeping and feels this to be effective.”
ICD-10 guidelines for behavioral health indicate remission is "provider's clinical judgement".