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Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Treatments of Adults in the Acute Phase of Major Depressive Disorder: A Living Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians.
Qaseem A, Owens DK, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Tufte J, Cross JT, Wilt TJ, Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians, Crandall CJ, Balk E, Cooney TG, Fitterman N, Hicks LA, Lin JS, Maroto M, Obley AJ, Tice JA, Yost J. Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Treatments of Adults in the Acute Phase of Major Depressive Disorder: A Living Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Annals of internal medicine. 2023 Feb 1; 176(2):239-252.
The purpose of this guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) is to present updated clinical recommendations on nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions as initial and second-line treatments during the acute phase of a major depressive disorder (MDD) episode, based on the best available evidence on the comparative benefits and harms, consideration of patient values and preferences, and cost.
The ACP Clinical Guidelines Committee based these recommendations on an updated systematic review of the evidence.
AUDIENCE AND PATIENT POPULATION:
The audience for this guideline includes clinicians caring for adult patients in the acute phase of MDD in ambulatory care. The patient population includes adults in the acute phase of MDD.