Managing late-life depression in primary care practice: a case study of the Health Specialist's role.

@article{Schulberg2001ManagingLD,
  title={Managing late-life depression in primary care practice: a case study of the Health Specialist's role.},
  author={Herbert C. Schulberg and Cindy L. Bryce and Keira Chism and Benoit H. Mulsant and Bruce L Rollman and Martha Livingston Bruce and James Coyne and Charles F. Reynolds},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={577-84}
}
Complexities in the diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression have stimulated various strategies for assisting the primary care physician to fulfil these tasks more effectively. The role of Health Specialist was developed for this purpose in a study to reduce suicidality among older depressed patients. This role includes clinical and case management tasks which aim to provide the physician with timely, patient-specific information and recommendations. Evolution of this role and its… CONTINUE READING