Depression can have a profound impact on a patient's global functioning. Aside from symptom recovery, patients expect functional recovery from antidepressant therapy. In a scientific symposium sponsored by Lundbeck, Professor Bernhard Baune highlighted the importance of functional recovery for patients with depression and the role of vortioxetine (Brintellix®, Lundbeck) in achieving global functional recovery from depression.
Prof Bernhard Baune is a Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, and the Head of the Discipline of Psychiatry at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the University of Adelaide, Australia. Prof Baune is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist, Australia. He has a particular interest in severe mental illness, and primarily researches on clinical and neurobiological foundations of functional recovery, depression, cognitive function, and psychiatric-medical comorbidity.