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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 52 (2010) 10, 715 - 718

Short report

Update of the multidisciplinary guidelines for anxiety and depression

J. Spijker, I.M. van Vliet, J.A.C. Meeuwissen, A.J.L.M. van Balkom

The multidisciplinary guidelines for depression, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder have been revised. They incorporate some important changes: algorithms are now based on the severity of the disorders, a ‘stepped-care’ approach is promoted, so-called basic interventions are required for each algorithm and so-called first-step interventions are advocated for mild disorders. Antidepressants are no longer indicated for mild disorders.

keywords anxiety disorders, depressive disorder, guideline