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ASCP Corner: The Search for Knowledge: Developing the American Psychiatric Association's Practice Guideline for Major Depressive Disorder

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69:1658-1659

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Working in Boston in the late 1980s, I received a telephone call from Byram Karasu, M.D. Byram was to chair the workgroup writing the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) first Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and honored me with an invitation to join. The first MDD Guideline was published in 1993. Byram chaired the workgroup that prepared the second edition, which was published in 2000.​