Education & Outreach

CANMAT Depression Treatment Guidelines for Clinicians

The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) is a network of academic and clinical leaders in depressive, bipolar and anxiety disorders. CANMAT produces resources, including treatment guidelines, for clinicians, patients and the public to improve clinical care.

CANMAT published clinical guidelines for the management of depression in 2009, and published an updated version in 2016. Recommendations in the guidelines are based on systematic, peer-reviewed literature. To access the articles, visit

A consumer version of this guide, the “CHOICE-D Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatments” is now available for free to individuals. Access the e-version here