Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem: The NICE Guideline on Treatment and Management
Published: 2010-08-15 | ISBN: 1904671861 | PDF | 300 pages | 2 MB
People with a chronic physical health problem (e.g. cancer, diabetes) are three times more likely to develop depression. When they do, it is much more severe.
Sets out clear recommendations for healthcare staff (based on the best available evidence) on how to diagnose and manage adults with a chronic physical health problem who have depression, in order to significantly improve their treatment and care.
Guideline specifically recognises the dual-condition problems and places emphasis on interactions between antidepressants and other prescribed medication.
Commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).