Strategies to Improve the Management of Depression in Primary Care

Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 05/24/2012

Unützer J et al. – Effective management of depression in the primary care setting requires a systematic, population–based approach, which entails systematic case finding and diagnosis, patient engagement and education, use of evidence–based treatments, including medications and/or psychotherapy, close follow–up to ensure patients are improving, and a commitment to adjust treatments or consult with mental health specialists until depression is significantly improved.

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