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1. Explain the etiology and pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD).

2. Identify symptoms and clinical features of MDD.

3. Differentiate antidepressants according to pharmacologic properties, adverse-effect profiles, pharmacokinetic profiles, drug interaction profiles, and dosing features.

4. Predict adverse-effect profiles of antidepressants based on pharmacology.

5. State the goals of pharmacotherapy in MDD.

6. Educate patients and caregivers on the proper use of antidepressants.

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