Starting and Monitoring antidepressant treatment
When an antidepressant is to be prescribed in routine care, it should be a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), because SSRIs are as effective as tricyclic antidepressants and are less likely to be discontinued because of side effects.
explore any concerns the person has about taking medication and provide information, including:
For more detailed guidance then refer to full NICE guideline (1).
Last edited 08/2018