Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 370–375

Feasible Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage Depression in Primary Care

Authors

    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Bruce Grannemann
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Madhukar H. Trivedi
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Psychiatry in Primary Care (BN Gaynes, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-012-0290-y

Cite this article as:
Kurian, B.T., Grannemann, B. & Trivedi, M.H. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2012) 14: 370. doi:10.1007/s11920-012-0290-y

Abstract

According to the World Health Organization, major depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of disability-adjusted life years worldwide. However, recent evidence suggests depression remains undertreated in primary care settings. Measurement-based care (MBC) is an evidence-based strategy that can feasibly assist primary care physicians in managing patients with MDD. Utilizing health information technology tools, such as computer decision support software, can improve adherence to evidence-based treatment guidelines and MBC at the point of care.

Keywords

DepressionPrimary careEvidence-based guidelinesMeasurement-based careClinical assessmentsClinical decision support systemsElectronic health recordsBarriers to implementationResidual symptomsPatient-centered outcomesSuicidal ideationSuicide-related behaviorMedication side effectMedication adherenceTreatmentRemissionComputer decision support systems

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