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Evidence to Improve Care

Major Depression

Care for Adults and Adolescents


Ontario Health’s Clinical and Quality Standards Program has produced a quality standard for major depression.

This quality standard addresses care for people who have major depression or who are suspected to have major depression. The quality standard applies to adults and adolescents aged 13 years and older, and it considers all care settings. It does not apply to people with postpartum depression or to children under 13 years of age.

This quality standard was completed in October 2016 and updated in July 2024.

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