After every storm: NICE release new guidelines for depression after 12 years

Written by Darcy Hodge, Editor


New guidance, the first in 12 years, has been developed and released by the National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE, London, UK) to diagnose, treat and manage depression in adults. This guidance was developed by an independent NICE committee, with an additional aim to improve the costliness of depression treatment in multiple contexts. The committee reviewed evidence on how new depressive episodes and chronic depression are treated. Alongside this, relapse prevention methods, available choices for patients and the accessibility of mental health services were also evaluated. Following the evaluation of existing practices, a selection of treatment options has been...

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