Depression in adults: recognition and management (CG90)

 In Clinical Guidelines, NICE guidelines

NICE has updated this guideline and it covers identifying and managing depression in adults aged 18 years and older, in primary and secondary care. It aims to improve care for people with depression by promoting improved recognition and treatment.

This guideline includes recommendations on:

  • Care of all people with depression
  • Stepped care
  • Treatment choice based on depression subtypes and personal characteristics
  • Enhanced care for depression
  • Sequencing treatments after initial inadequate response
  • Continuation and relapse prevention
  • Complex and severe depression

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