Treatment is commenced after an objective measure of severity
36a The care record shows that a local algorithm is followed,
detailing the threshold for:
• antidepressant prescribing
• psychological therapies, and
• other evidence-based interventions.
36b There are systems agreed by stakeholders to ensure that service
users with complex needs are referred for multidisciplinary
assessment and management.
Supporting material for standard 36:
decision to commence antidepressants/psychological therapy should
be informed by an objective measure of severity.