A fortunate follow-up for a patient with depression

His GP prescribes an antidepressant - and then the trouble starts
Stressed hot sweaty man

Peter, a 45-year-old unemployed man, presents with several months of feeling down on most days. This is associated with initial insomnia, reduced motivation, fatigue and excessive worry.

He denies associated panic symptoms, anorexia, feeling worthless, self-harm or suicidal ideation.