Clinical practice guidelines. Good news, bad news, or no news?

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1993 Jun;50(6):483-90. doi: 10.1001/archpsyc.1993.01820180085009.


Clinical practice guidelines for primary care providers that address the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of depression may have an impact on psychiatric practice as well as on general medical education and the research agenda. This commentary highlights the conceptual and scientific issues that surrounded the development of these guidelines and speculates on their potential practical impact, particularly on psychiatry.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Depressive Disorder* / diagnosis
  • Depressive Disorder* / therapy
  • Fees and Charges
  • Humans
  • Malpractice
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Psychiatry / education
  • Psychiatry / standards*
  • Research
  • United States
  • United States Dept. of Health and Human Services