Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Antidepressant Treatment of Depression

Posted: 30 Apr 12 Edited: 8 Aug 18
Guidelines Central Nervous System

This guidance includes the output of the West of Scotland Efficiency and Productivity Workstream, Acute Prescribing Group. Pharmacists and clinicians from the West of Scotland Health Boards met on three occasions in 2011 to review current prescribing practice and make recommendations to improve cost effectiveness, efficiency and consistency for the treatment of depression.<> we have therefore updated our exisiting guidelines<> Please refer to the SPC and BNF for further prescribing information including the contraindications when prescribing SSRIs notably citalopram.