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Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) (2016)

Image of Major Depressive Disorder GuidelineThe 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.

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The guideline is formatted as one algorithm, with 33 evidence-based recommendations:
Questions about the MDD Guideline
MDD Full Text (2016)
MDD Clinician Summary (2016)
MDD Pocket Card (2016)
Patient Summary

Understanding Depression for Providers and Patients Booklet

Depression Facts for Families Brochure

Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
Bipolar Disorder in Adults (BD)