The Management of Depression in Patients with Cancerenglish
To improve the quality and consistency of the management of depression for patients with cancer in Ontario.
Adult patients with cancer who are diagnosed with a major depressive disorder based on a structured diagnostic interview, or who have a suspected depressive disorder based on meeting a threshold on a validated depression rating scale.
Intended Guideline Users
Mental healthcare providers (psychiatrists, psychologists), palliative care professionals, oncologists, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, psychosocial intervention providers, primary care providers, and community nurses.
What are the effective treatments (pharmacological and/or psychological) for depression in the adult population with cancer?