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Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem: The NICE Guideline on Treatment and Management

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH)


Price: £35.00

College members' price: £31.50

Published: Dec 2010

Format: Paperback + free CD-ROM

Number of pages: 422

ISBN: 9781904671862

Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem: The NICE Guideline on Treatment and Management

A fifth of people with a chronic physical health problem (such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke) have depression — a rate that is two to three times higher than in those who are in good physical health. A combination of depression and a chronic physical health problem can significantly worsen the negative outcomes for people with both conditions.

 

The guideline reviews the evidence for the identification of depression in people with a chronic physical health problem and the associated service-level interventions (such as stepped care and collaborative care) and psychosocial, psychological and pharmacological interventions. It places special emphasis on advising health professionals about interactions between antidepressants and any prescribed medication for the physical health problem. As in the updated edition of the NICE guideline on depression, this guideline also covers subthreshold depressive symptoms. It has a useful introduction to depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem and a chapter on service user, carer and staff experience of care.

 

Also see the 'sister' NICE guideline: Depression: The NICE Guideline on the Treatment and Management of Depression in Adults (Updated edition)

List of the other NICE mental health guidelines


NICE Mental Health Guidelines

These guidelines from NICE set out clear recommendations, based on the best available evidence, for health care professionals on how to work with and implement physical, psychological and service-level interventions for people with various mental health conditions.

The book contains the full guidelines that cannot be obtained in print anywhere else. It brings together all of the evidence that led to the recommendations made, detailed explanations of the methodology behind their preparation, plus an overview of the condition covering detection, diagnosis and assessment, and the full range of treatment and care approaches.

The accompanying free CD-ROM contains all the data used as evidence, including:

  • Included and excluded studies.
  • Profile tables that summarise both the quality of the evidence and the results of the evidence synthesis.
  • All meta-analytical data, presented as forest plots.
  • Detailed information about how to use and interpret forest plots.

Contents 

  1. Preface
  2. Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem
  3. Methods used to develop this guideline
  4. Experience of care
  5. The identification of depression in people with chronic physical health problems
  6. Service-level interventions for people with depression and chronic physical health problems
  7. Psychosocial interventions for people with depression and chronic physical health problems
  8. Pharmacological interventions in the treatment and management of depression and chronic health problems
  9. Appendices
  10. References
  11. Abbreviations
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