ACP updates treatment guidelines for adults with depression

In an update to its guidance on depression, ACP now recommends cognitive behavioral therapy or second-generation antidepressants as an initial treatment for patients in the acute phase of moderate to severe major depressive disorder.
The recommendation is strong based on moderate-certainty evidence, according to ACP.
The organization also recommends using a combination of the two as an alternate initial treatment option. This is a conditional recommendation with low-certainty evidence.
ACP’s other recommendations include:
The recommendations are living guidance. According to a press

In an update to its guidance on depression, ACP now recommends cognitive behavioral therapy or second-generation antidepressants as an initial treatment for patients in the acute phase of moderate to severe major depressive disorder.
The recommendation is strong based on moderate-certainty evidence, according to ACP.
The organization also recommends using a combination of the two as an alternate initial treatment option. This is a conditional recommendation with low-certainty evidence.
ACP’s other recommendations include:
The recommendations are living guidance. According to a press