Consensus statement on depression in adults.

2008 Oct.
Institute of Health Economics, Alberta Health Services Mental Health Board.

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE), with support from: the Alberta Depression Initiative Project,  Alberta Health and Wellness, Alberta Health Services – Mental Health Board and the Mental Health  Commission of Canada, conducted a consensus development conference on depression in adults October 15th – 17th, 2008 at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. The Honorable Michael Kirby (Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada) led a distinguished jury of citizens and experts to develop practical recommendations on how to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of depressive disorders in adults. Expert Panel Chair, Dr. Scott Patten (Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary) lead a panel of experts in presenting available scientific evidence on depression in adults. This Consensus Statement was released on October 17th, 2008.

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