Clinical Resources - Depression

This best practice guideline is intended to provide nurses and other health care professionals with evidence-based recommendations and resources related to the assessment and care of adults at risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours.
122 Pages.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the management of mood and anxiety disturbance in dementia.  
20 pages.

This summary of the Guideline includes the SIGECAPS Menemonic for Symptom Criteria for Major Depressive Episode.  SIGECAPS is an acronym used to quickly assess for depression. Please see the sentinal document at for further information.

This practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the assessment and treatment of depression in older adults for clinicians. The website provides a number of assessment tools and resources created through collaboration with experts in the fields of geriatrics and depression. 66 pages plus other resources.

The purpose of this practice guideline is to provide clinical practice recommendations for clinicians who encounter people 65 years of age and older who are at high risk for suicide because they are thinking about it, are planning it or have recently tried to harm or kill themselves. 40 Pages.  Certain details are required in order to download the full Guidelines.