[PDF] Guideline 114: Non-pharmaceutical management of depression - Full guideline

Source:
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network - SIGN
Publisher:
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Publication date:
01 January 2010

Abstract

(2010) Guideline 114: Non-pharmaceutical management of depression - Full guideline. The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed as a vehicle for accelerating the translation of new knowledge into action to meet our aim of reducing variations in practice, and improving patient-important outcomes.

This guideline provides an assessment of, and presents the evidence base for, the efficacy of non-pharmaceutical therapies, encompassing psychological therapies, structured exercise and lifestyle interventions, and a range of alternative and complementary treatments, many of which are not routinely available within the NHS.