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NBME 16 Answers

nbme16/Block 3/Question#41 (3.4 difficulty score)
A 70-year-old man comes to the physician ...
Schedule regular appointments to monitor the patient🔍
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This is a man with some depressive symptoms who does not meet the criteria for MDD. The important takeaway here is that he's been experiencing this grief for less than 1 year, which is when this usually resolves by.

After 12 months, or if there is severe functional impairment, then you have to consider treatment for MDD if he meets the criteria.