5.2. Depression Treatment Guidelines

5.2. Depression Treatment Guidelines

Clinical Resources


Review the depression treatment guidelines (APA, VA/DoD, NICE) in clinical resources and compare the recommendations. Which guidelines do you find most useful? Least useful? Why? Compare and contrast each of the guidelines, and provide rationale for which one you are most likely to use as a first-line reference tool going forward in your practice.


  1. Read the questions for this assignment.
  2. Reflect on what is being asked. Consider the learning materials you learned this week in the course.
  3. Fully answer each of the questions posed to you. It should be 3 pages in length, excluding the title and reference page, in APA format, with a minimum of 4 peer-reviewed references less than 5 years old. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling should be appropriate.

Your assignment should be in APA format with evidence-based references to support your statements.