Mood disorders: Clinical practice guidelines and associated resources

Clinical practice guideline for the treatment of mood disorders (2015) [PDF; 3 MB]
Guidance on the clinical management of depressive and bipolar disorders, specifically focusing on diagnosis and treatment strategies.

Key practice points

This comprehensive guideline reflects real-world practice, and:

  • 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 clinical management of mood disorders through a series of figures
  • 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. 

Associated resources

Community resources

RANZCP webinars

The following webinars provide information about the guideline and are accredited for CPD under section 4.6. [RANZCP member log-in required].