Education & Outreach

CHOICE-D Guide to Depression Treatment

Looking for information about treatments for depression? The CHOICE-D Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment is now available! Click the image below to download the guide for free. 

The CHOICE-D Guide aims to help individuals understand the evidence-based treatments that are available for managing depression. The guide includes information about medications, psychological treatments, brain stimulation treatments and complementary & alternative treatments.

This resource was created in partnership with people with lived experience of depression. All information was adapted from the CANMAT 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder, which were published in the Journal of Psychiatry in 2016.

To learn more about the CHOICE-D Project and how the CHOICE-D Guide was created, click here.

Also, the process of creating the CHOICE-D guide has been recently published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2019. 

New publication: Fonseka, T. M., Pong, J. T., Kcomt, A., Kennedy, S. H., & Parikh, S. V. (2019). Collaborating with individuals with lived experience to adapt CANMAT clinical depression guidelines into a patient treatment guide: The CHOICE‐D co‐design process. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  Read article here