Year: 1993 Source: Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, (April 1993). 175p. SIEC No: 19960162

This volume reviews the indications, contraindications, benefits & harms of the 4 major treatments for major depressive disorder: medication, psychotherapy, combined medication & psychotherapy, & electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). It also makes brief reference to other less frequently used treatments. Guidelines consider the 3 phases of treatment for major depressive disorder – acute, continuation & maintenance – and the indications for each.