Mood Disorders Clinical Practice Guideline
Guidance on the clinical management of depressive and bipolar disorders, specifically focusing on diagnosis and treatment strategies.
Key practice points
The 2020 guideline builds on the previous guideline (issued in 2015) and maintains its joint focus on both depressive and bipolar disorders.
It provides up-to-date recommendations and guidance within an evidence-based framework, supplemented by expert clinical consensus.
The 2020 guideline:
- discusses the diagnosis and management of both depressive and bipolar disorders, recognising that these have increasingly been conceptualised as part of a spectrum
- illustrates step-by-step the clinical management of mood disorders
- provides guidance on the management of psychiatric comorbidities, including comorbid anxiety and comorbid substance use
- considers the clinical management of mood disorders with complex presentations and in special populations.
Guideline evidence review and related resources
Access information about the review of evidence in this guideline, along with related documents and resources at the mood disorders hub.