Consensus Statement on Depression in Adults


This consensus statement was prepared by an independent panel of health professionals, academics, and public representatives based on: 1) presentations by and questioning of experts working in areas relevant to the conference questions; 2) information by people living with depression; 3) questions and comments from conference attendees and speakers during open discussion periods; and 4) closed deliberations by the jury.

The conference was held in Alberta, Canada. The consensus statement therefore often refers to the situation in Alberta, although data were not only drawn from that area, but also from other parts of Canada and the United States.

This statement is an independent report of the panel and is not a policy
statement of the conference partners, conference sponsors, or the Government of Alberta.