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Table 1 Characteristics of Eligible Guidelines

From: Complementary and alternative medicine recommendations for depression: a systematic review and assessment of clinical practice guidelines

Guideline Country (First Author) Developer CAM category Guideline topic
Piotrowski 2017 [52] Poland Polish Psychiatric Association – Wroclaw Division, the Polish Society of Family Medicine and the College of Family Physicians in Poland General CAM Diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders in primary health care
Parikh 2016 [53] Canada Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) Psychotherapeutic CAM Psychological treatments for the management of adults with major depressive disorder
Ravindran 2016 [54] Canada Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) General CAM Complementary and alternative medicine treatments for the management of adults with major depressive disorder
Oslin 2016 [55] United States The Management of Major Depressive Disorder Working Group with support from The Office of Quality, Safety and Value and Office of Evidence Based Practice - USA Army Medical Command; US Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affair (VA/DoD) General CAM The management of major depressive disorder
Jobst 2016 [56] Germany European Psychiatric Association Psychotherapeutic CAM Psychotherapy in chronic depression across Europe
Trangle 2016 [57] United States Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Inc General CAM Adult depression in primary care
Zhao 2015 [58] China Depression Guideline Development Group, Sponsored by Traditional Medicine Office, Western Pacific Region, World Health Organization Acupuncture Acupuncture to treat depression
Cleare 2015 [59] United Kingdom British Association for Psychopharmacology General CAM Treating depressive disorders with antidepressants
Bauer 2015 [60] Germany World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) General CAM Biological treatment of unipolar depressive
disorders: Maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder
Álvarez-Ariza 2014 [61] Spain Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality; Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment General CAM Management of depression in adults
Bauer 2013 [62] Germany World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) General CAM Biological treatment of unipolar depressive disorders: The acute and continuation treatment of unipolar depressive disorders
Schwenk 2011 [63] United States University of Michigan (Quality Management Program) General CAM Treatment of depression
Gelenberg 2010 [64] United States American Psychiatric Association General CAM Treatment of patients with major depressive disorder
NCCMH 2010 [65] United Kingdom National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH), commissioned by the National institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) General CAM The treatment and management of depression in adults
Henderson 2010 [66] Scottland Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) General CAM Non-pharmaceutical management of depression in adults
Malhi 2009 [67] Australia Unclear; This paper was part of a larger project, Mood Matters, which represented a collaboration between the Northern Sydney Central Coast Mental Health Drug & Alcohol (NSCCMHDA), NSW Health Clinical Redesign Program and the CADE Clinic, University of Sydney General CAM Management of depression in adults