Feasible Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage Depression in Primary Care
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- Kurian, B.T., Grannemann, B. & Trivedi, M.H. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2012) 14: 370. doi:10.1007/s11920-012-0290-y
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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.