Professor Mark Opler
Chief Research Officer, MedAvante-ProPhase Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
New York University, New York, USA
Professor Opler describes a goal attainment approach, and explaines the adaptation of this approach for depression with great success, for tracking progress as patients work to attain specific goals identified as part of a treatment plan. It is then important to measure the outcomes that are important to patients using appropriate scales that incorporate all symptom domains and functional performance.