Korean J Biol Psychiatry.  2006 Feb;13(1):11-18.

Korean Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depressive Disorders: The Present State and Future Direction of Development

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. leeminso@korea.ac.kr

Abstract

Depressive disorder is one of well-known major public health problems in Korea. The socioeconomic burden of depression is growing bigger and bigger. Therefore, the Korean government decided to establish the clinical research center for depression for better care of patients with depression. One of the major task of the center is the development of Korean clinical practice guideline for depressive disorders. This guideline should reflect the clinical situation in Korea and meet Korean physicians' needs. In addition, it should be feasible and easy to use. We reviewed the present status of the guideline development in Korea and other countries, and introduces the scope, method, and goals of Korean clinical practice guideline for depression.

Keyword

Depressive disorders; Korean; Clinical practice guideline; Research

MeSH Terms

Depression
Depressive Disorder*
Humans
Korea
Public Health
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