Medication only to be used in certain cases of depression, NICE recommends
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Adult patients suffering from depression should only be offered antidepressants if their symptoms are persistent, the depression is severe, or they have recovered but are at risk of relapse, the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended.
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