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The American Psychiatric Association’s Guideline for Major Depressive Disorder: A Commentary
Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series
  • Lisa Cosgrove, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Allen F. Shaughnessy, Tufts University
  • Emily E. Wheeler, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Kirsten E. Austad, Harvard University
  • Irving Kirsch, Harvard University
  • Harold J. Bursztajn, Harvard University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-17-2012
Abstract
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) published a new guideline for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) which will undoubtedly be used by many practitioners to guide clinical decision-making. In fact, it is non-psychiatrist clinicians who prescribe the majority of antidepressants (AD). We review the APA’s most recent guideline on MDD and report on our observations.
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This is a post-print, pre-published version of a letter to the editor that was published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (2012), Volume 81, Pages 186–188: Editor was http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000335523/.

Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
Publisher
Karger
Rights
© 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel
Citation Information
Cosgrove L., Shaughnessy A.F., Wheeler E.E., Austad K.E., Kirsch I, Bursztajn H.J., "The American Psychiatric Association’s Guideline for Major Depressive Disorder: A Commentary," Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (2012), Volume 81, Pages 186–188.