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The guideline describes the critical decision points in the management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with MDD.
Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.
About the CPG
The guideline is formatted as three algorithms, with annotations:
Algorithm 1 - Primary Care - Initial Assessment and Diagnosis
Algorithm 2 - Primary Care - Initial Treatment
Algorithm 3 - Primary Care - Treatment Management and Follow-Up