Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Do not use antidepressants routinely to treat persistent subthreshold depressive symptoms or mild depression because the risk benefit ratio is poor, but consider them for people with: A past history of moderate or severe depression or: Initial presentation of subthreshold depressive symptoms that have been present for a long period (typically at least 2 years) or Subthreshold depressive symptoms or mild depression that persist(s) after other interventions.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Do not use antidepressants routinely to treat persistent subthreshold depressive symptoms or mild depression because the risk benefit ratio is poor, but consider them for people with: A past history of moderate or severe depression or: Initial presentation of subthreshold depressive symptoms that have been present for a long period (typically at least 2 years) or Subthreshold depressive symptoms or mild depression that persist(s) after other interventions.
Interventions:
antidepressants

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Depression in adults (CG90)
Published date:
October 2009
Paragraph number:
1.4.4.1
Page number:
21

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