Adult Depression in Primary Care Guideline

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a classification of mental disorders with associated criteria designed to facilitate more reliable diagnoses of these disorders. With successive editions over the past 60 years, it has become a standard reference for clinical practice in the mental health field. In May 2013, the most recent edition, DSM-5, was published. It is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.

The sixteenth edition of the Adult Depression in Primary Care Guideline1 uses DSM-5 as a reference. Throughout the guideline, both ICD-9-CM codes and ICD-10-CM codes are identified. This reflects how DSM-5 classifications of mental health disorders were harmonized with the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

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1 Mitchell J, Trangle M, Degnan B, Gabert T, Haight B, Kessler D, Mack N, Mallen E, Novak H, Rossmiller D, Setterlund L, Somers K, Valentino N, Vincent S. Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Adult Depression in Primary Care. Updated September 2013.