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Treatment and Management Guidelines

These guidelines focus on the early identification of adult depression in the primary care setting, appropriate treatment options, psychoeducation, and indications for referral.

U-M Adult Depression Guidelines [PDF]
CME credit is also available through Internet Self-Study at the U-M Continuing Medical Education website.

American Psychiatric Association Adult Guidelines
APA practice guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in adult patients.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry practice parameters for the treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.

Thirty Depression Center members collaborated to produce Treatment Resistant Depression: A Roadmap for Effective Care (2011, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.). The book provides a comprehensive overview of TRD treatment options, including psychopharmatherapy, psychotherapy, neuromodulation, exercise, nutrition, self-management approaches to enhance adherence, behavioral sleep programs, and more. The book is available through APPI

Other clinician resources for depression management

Sleep and Depression [PDF]
Self-Management [PDF]
Seasonal Affective Disorder [PDF]
Antidepressant Medication Discontinuation [PDF]