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A 63-year-old white male who has recently retired from work as a plumber for over 30 years returns to his family physician saying that he has been feeling very down lately, and has been having decreased appetite and a loss of interest in activities that used to give him pleasure. He is a smoker, drinks no alcohol, and is being treated by his family physician for moderate essential hypertension. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?
A. Discuss activities that will help him enjoy his retirement
B. Order a thyroid stimulating hormone level (TSH)
C. Order electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
D. Prescribe an antidepressant
E. Review the patient's medication history




  #2

E-review the pts medication history. one of the side effects of anti-HT's is depression.


  #3

agree with E.....


  #4

E is correct.


  #5

yup! always first step





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