Patient Self-Management in the Primary Care Treatment of Depression

  title={Patient Self-Management in the Primary Care Treatment of Depression},
  author={John Bachman and Sara Swenson and M. Elizabeth Reardon and Doriane Miller},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
Efforts to improve primary care treatment of depression incorporate elements of the chronic illness care model, including patient self-management strategies. Case studies, focus groups and the literature suggest six key components of depression self-management programs: (1) implement behavioral change interventions, (2) plan for crisis and relapse prevention, (3) re-establish personal meaning, (4) attend to patients’ experience, context and community, (5) build a patient–clinician partnership… CONTINUE READING

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