Journal article

Development of practice principles for the management of ongoing suicidal ideation in young people diagnosed with major depressive disorder

S rice, M simmons, ap bailey, A parker, S hetrick, cg davey, M phelan, S blaikie, J edwards

SAGE Open Medicine | SAGE | Published : 2014

Abstract

Objectives: There is a lack of clear guidance regarding the management of ongoing suicidality in young people experiencing major depressive disorder. This study utilised an expert consensus approach in identifying practice principles to complement relevant clinical guidelines for the treatment of major depressive disorder in young people. The study also sought to outline a broad treatment framework for clinical intervention with young people experiencing ongoing suicidal ideation. Methods: In-depth focus groups were undertaken with a specialist multidisciplinary clinical team (the Youth Mood Clinic at Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program, Melbourne) working with young people aged 15–25 year..

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