This guideline covers identifying, treating and managing depression in people aged 18 and over who also have a chronic physical health problem such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes. It aims to improve the care of people with a long-term physical health problem, which can cause or exacerbate depression. This has the potential to increase their quality of life and life expectancy.
NICE has also produced a guideline on depression in adults: recognition and management.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
This guideline updates recommendations made in NICE technology appraisal guidance 97 for the treatment of depression only.
This guideline was previously called depression in adults with chronic physical health problem: treatment and management.