Practice Guideline for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults
This guideline summarizes the specific forms of somatic, psychetherapeutic, psychesocial, and educational treatments that have been developed to deal with major depressive disorder and its various subtypes.
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DISEASE DEFINITION EPIDEMIOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY
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ORGANIZATIONS SUBMITTING COMMENTS
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