Helpful Links

Helpful Links

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This MEDLINEPlus website provides regularly updated links to statistics, clinical trials, research and drug treatment, and related resources on depression.

Depression Research
This National Institute of Mental Health Web page provides a summary of descriptive facts on depression and its treatment in different populations as well as links to other NIMH resources dealing with depression.

Diagnosis and Management of Depression
From the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Health Information: Depression
From the National Institute of Mental Health.

Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS)
From the American Medical Association.

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Information on the fundamentals of mental illness, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and mental health services.

  • Depression and Suicide in Children and Adolescents
    Chapter 3 of Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.

  • Depression in Older Adults
    Chapter 5 of Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.

  • Mood Disorders in Adults
    Chapter 4 of Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.

National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement: Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life
Information on the recognition, diagnosis, and effective treatment of depression in older adults.

Screening for Depression
Recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force for routine depression screening for all adults in primary care settings.

Tool Kit
The MacArthur Foundation Initiative on Depression and Primary Care is a website designed to provide primary care physicians and healthcare organizations with knowledge and tools to enhance the recognition and care of patients with depression.