Depression Treatment Guidelines

Assignment 1: Depression Treatment Guidelines


Review the depression treatment guidelines (APA, VA/DoD, NICE) in clinical resources and compare the recommendations. Which guidelines do you find most useful? Least useful? Why? Compare and contrast each of the guidelines, and provide rationale for which one you are most likely to use as a first-line reference tool going forward in your practice. 

Note: For me the most useful of the three guidelines is the APA depression treatment guideline, and the least useful is VA/DoD depression guidelines.


  1. Read the questions for this assignment.
  2. Reflect on what is being asked. 
  3. Fully answer each of the questions posed to you. It should be minimum 950 words in length, excluding title and references, in APA format, with a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed references. Grammar, punctuation and spelling should be appropriate.
  4. Your assignment should be in APA format with evidence-based references to support your statements.
  5. TURNITIN Assignment. 

Background: I am currently enrolled in the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, I am a Registered Nurse, and I work in a Psychiatric Hospital.