Clinical practice recommendations for depression

Malhi, G. S., Adams, D., Porter, R., Wignall, A., Lampe, L., O'Connor, N., Paton, M., Newton, L. A., Walter, G., Taylor, A., Berk, M. and Mulder, R. T. 2009, Clinical practice recommendations for depression, Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 119, Supplement 439, pp. 8-26, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2009.01382.x.

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Title Clinical practice recommendations for depression
Author(s) Malhi, G. S.
Adams, D.
Porter, R.
Wignall, A.
Lampe, L.
O'Connor, N.
Paton, M.
Newton, L. A.
Walter, G.
Taylor, A.
Berk, M.ORCID iD for Berk, M.
Mulder, R. T.
Journal name Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume number 119
Season Supplement 439
Start page 8
End page 26
Total pages 19
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2009-05
ISSN 0001-690X
Keyword(s) major depression
treatment recommendations
clinical practice guidelines
evidence-based review
Summary Objective:  To provide clinically relevant evidence-based recommendations for the management of depression in adults that are informative, easy to assimilate and facilitate clinical decision making.Method:  A comprehensive literature review of over 500 articles was undertaken using electronic database search engines (e.g. MEDLINE, PsychINFO and Cochrane reviews). In addition articles, book chapters and other literature known to the authors were reviewed. The findings were then formulated into a set of recommendations that were developed by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians who routinely deal with mood disorders. The recommendations then underwent consultative review by a broader advisory panel that included experts in the field, clinical staff and patient representatives.Results:  The clinical practice recommendations for depression (Depression CPR) summarize evidence-based treatments and provide a synopsis of recommendations relating to each phase of the illness. They are designed for clinical use and have therefore been presented succinctly in an innovative and engaging manner that is clear and informative.Conclusion:  These up-to-date recommendations provide an evidence-based framework that incorporates clinical wisdom and consideration of individual factors in the management of depression. Further, the novel style and practical approach should promote uptake and implementation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2009.01382.x
Field of Research 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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