Nonpharmacological Versus Pharmacological Treatments for Adult Patients With Major Depressive Disorder
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
The objective of this review is to compare the benefits and harms of second-generation antidepressants (SGAs), psychological, complementary and alternative medicine, and exercise treatment options as first-step interventions for adult outpatients with acute-phase major depressive disorder (MDD), and as second-step interventions for patients with MDD who did not achieve remission after a first treatment attempt with SGAs.