Mental health

Brief, structured psychological treatment

[2012]

Final recommendation(s)

Interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and problem-solving treatment should be considered as psychological treatment of depressive episode/disorder in non-specialized health care settings if there are sufficient human resources (e.g., supervised community health workers).
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE

In moderate and severe depression, problem-solving treatment should be considered as adjunct to antidepressants.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE

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