Michael S. Klinkman

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OBJECTIVE A technical expert panel convened by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute of Mental Health was charged with reviewing the state of research on behavioral intervention technologies (BITs) in mental health and identifying the top research priorities. BITs refers to behavioral and psychological interventions that(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to identify the demographic, psychiatric, and attitudinal predictors of treatment adherence during the maintenance phase of antidepressant treatment, ie, after symptoms and regimen are stabilized. METHODS We surveyed 81 primary care patients given maintenance antidepressant medications regarding general adherence, recent missed(More)
PURPOSE Patients' beliefs about antidepressants vary widely and probably influence adherence, yet little is known about what underlies such beliefs. This study's objective was to identify the demographic and clinical characteristics that account for patients' beliefs about antidepressants. METHODS Participants were 165 patients with unipolar nonpsychotic(More)
BACKGROUND Any form of screening aims to reduce disease-specific and overall mortality, and to improve a person's future quality of life. Screening for prostate cancer has generated considerable debate within the medical and broader community, as demonstrated by the varying recommendations made by medical organizations and governed by national policies. To(More)
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization is revising the primary care classification of mental and behavioural disorders for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11-Primary Health Care (PHC)) aiming to reduce the disease burden associated with mental disorders among member countries. OBJECTIVE To explore the opinions of primary care(More)
A considerable body of knowledge noe exists in the area of depressive disorders in primary care. Primary care clinicians appear to identify less than half of patients with major depressive disorder and adequately treat only a portion of those they identify. However, recent research suggests that identification and treatment of depressive disorders in(More)
Whether the acute outcomes of major depressive disorder (MDD) treated in primary (PC) or specialty care (SC) settings are different is unknown. To compare the treatment and outcomes for depressed outpatients treated in primary versus specialty settings with citalopram in the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study(More)
The aims of this study were to determine whether detection of major depression in primary care was associated with improved outcome, and to compare the 4.5 month outcomes of detected and undetected depressed primary care patients and depressed psychiatric patients. Primary care patients with major depression were recruited from the practices of 50 family(More)
PURPOSE We undertook a study to confirm and extend preliminary findings that participants with major depressive disorder (MDD) in primary care and specialty care settings have with equivalent degrees of depression severity and an indistinguishable constellation of symptoms. METHODS Baseline data were collected for a distinct validation cohort of 2,541(More)
PURPOSE Recent studies examining depression disease management report improvements in short-term outcomes, but less is known about whether improvements are sustainable over time. This study evaluated the sustained clinical effectiveness of low-intensity depression disease management in chronically depressed patients. METHODS The Depression in Primary Care(More)