Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) clinical guidelines for the management of major depressive disorder in adults. I. Classification, burden and principles of management.

@article{Patten2009CanadianNF,
  title={Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) clinical guidelines for the management of major depressive disorder in adults. I. Classification, burden and principles of management.},
  author={Scott B Patten and Sidney H. Kennedy and Raymond W Lam and Claire O'Donovan and Marie J Filteau and Sagar V. Parikh and Arun V Ravindran},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={117 Suppl 1},
  pages={S5-14}
}
BACKGROUND Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most burdensome illnesses in Canada. The purpose of this introductory section of the 2009 revised CANMAT guidelines is to provide definitions of the depressive disorders (with an emphasis on MDD), summarize Canadian data concerning their epidemiology and describe overarching principles of managing these conditions. This section on "Classification, Burden and Principles of Management" is one of 5 guideline articles in the 2009 CANMAT… CONTINUE READING

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