Strategies to improve the management of depression in primary care.

@article{Untzer2012StrategiesTI,
  title={Strategies to improve the management of depression in primary care.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Un{\"u}tzer and Mijung Park},
  journal={Primary care},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={415-31}
}
Effective management of depression in the primary care setting requires a systematic, population-based approach, which entails systematic case finding and diagnosis, patient engagement and education, use of evidence-based treatments, including medications and/or psychotherapy, close follow-up to ensure patients are improving, and a commitment to adjust treatments or consult with mental health specialists until depression is significantly improved. Programs in which primary care providers and… CONTINUE READING

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