Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: recognition and management : guidance (CG91)
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
- Publication date:
- 28 October 2009
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:
- care of all people with depression
- stepped care
- recognition, assessment and initial management
- persistent subthreshold depressive symptoms or mild to moderate depression
- persistent subthreshold depressive symptoms, mild to moderate depression with inadequate response to initial interventions or moderate and severe depression
- complex and severe depression
Who is it for?
- Healthcare professionals
- Adults with depression and a chronic physical health problem, and their families and carers
Guideline development process
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.