Treating Depression Effectively: Applying Clinical Guidelines

Treating Depression Effectively: Applying Clinical Guidelines

Treating Depression Effectively: Applying Clinical Guidelines

Treating Depression Effectively: Applying Clinical Guidelines

Synopsis

This is the second edition of a very successful title from an international team of highly respected opinion leaders. Its emphasis remains on how the clinical guidelines are to be interpreted effectively in everyday practice, and as such it has immense practical importance for clinical psychiatrists as an immediate source of reference. New to this edition is a chapter on the importance of considering a depressed patient's circadian rhythm when deciding on a treatment regime.

Excerpt

This is the second edition of Treating Depression Effectively. The first edition was inspired by the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT, www.canmat.org) ‘Clinical guidelines for the treatment of depressive disorders’ published by the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 2001. Members of this CANMAT Depression Work Group were Murray Enns, Stanley Kutcher, Sagar Parikh, Arun Ravindran, Robin Reesal, Zindel Segal, Lillian Thorpe, Pierre Vincent and Diane Whitney, with Sidney Kennedy and Raymond Lam as co-chairs.

Since publication of the first edition in 2004, there have been significant advances in the triad of pharmcotherapies, psychotherapies and somatic therapies. In this edition we have attempted to present these advances using the same reader-friendly format.

We are very grateful to all our colleagues for their contributions and acknowledge the importance of their work as the foundation for this volume, and to our families for their patience and support. We also appreciate the role of Beata Eisfeld who provided editorial assistance for the first edition and Sakina Rizvi for this edition.

Sidney H Kennedy Raymond W Lam David J Nutt Michael E Thase

1. CANMAT Depression Work Group. Clinical guidelines for the treatment of depressive disorders. Can J Psychiatry 2001; 46 (Suppl 1): 1S–92S.

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