How do you decide between psychotherapy versus medications for the treatment of major depressive disorder?
Depression severity is one of the criteria used to make this decision. This can be done by using clinician and/or patient-administered rating scales.
How does depression severity help with this decision of psychotherapy vs pharmacotherapy as treatment of major depressive disorder?
I reviewed the following 5 major guidelines to answer this question:
- APA (American Psychiatric Association) 2010 guidelines.
- NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) 2010 guidelines.
- CANMAT (Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments) 2016 guidelines.
- British Association for Psychopharmacology 2015 guidelines.
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2015 guidelines.
HERE IS THE SUMMARY OF EACH GUIDELINE:
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