The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance sets the standards for high quality healthcare and encourages healthy living. Note that NICE guidelines are developed in the UK for their specific health settings and as such, some health service recommendations may not translate to the Australian context. NICE guidelines are however based on robust international research evidence which can help inform Australian based practitioners in their assessment and treatment practices.
This guideline, 'Depression in adults: recognition and management', makes recommendations on the identification, treatment and management of depression in adults aged 18 years and older, in primary and secondary care. This guideline covers people whose depression occurs as the primary diagnosis; the relevant NICE guidelines should be consulted for depression occurring in the context of other disorders.
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