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(E) Family therapy referral

(D) Individual therapy referral

(C) Begin antidepressant therapy

(B) Obtain history of the patient and family

(A) Hospitalization

A 70-year-old lady is referred to you by the primary physician of the nursing home where she resides. The patient presents with mild memory impairment and she is very upset about her declining cognitive abilities. She cries and says she does this because her husband still lives at home and she is very upset that she can not live at home with him. She says that he only visits once a week and is now developing some health problems too. Based on your findings, you believe she is experiencing a major depressive disorder, your first step in management of her would be?

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