Untreated clinical depression and other mental illnesses can result in serious consequences for individuals, families, and society. RAND research seeks to optimize the use of effective treatments for depression whether in a primary care setting or by psychiatric professionals, and to understand the impact of depressive disorders on various populations, including new mothers, teens, substance abusers, and those with other illnesses such as HIV/AIDS or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Providing on-site group cognitive behavior therapy to those receiving residential substance abuse treatment is a cost-effective way to treat depression.
We examined differences in the use of mental health services, conditional on the presence of psychiatric disorders, across Mexico's population with different US migration exposure and in successive generations of Mexican Americans in the US.
Research confirms that showing up for therapy sessions substantially improves treatment outcomes for patients suffering from anxiety disorder.
Increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in developing countries over the last decade is believed to have contributed to reductions in HIV transmission and improvements in life expectancy.
Incorporating community programs such as churches, social service providers, and beauty salons into efforts to improve depression care in low-income neighborhoods can help improve quality of life and lower the risk of a life crisis.
A steering council used community-partnered participatory research to support workgroups in developing CR action plans and hosted forums for input to design a pilot demonstration of implementing CR versus enhanced individual preparedness toolkits.
A large number of youth enrolled in Medicaid with depressive symptoms do not receive adequate acute treatment. Due to workforce constraints in the child mental health sector, quality improvement and system redesign efforts are likely required to address this issue.
Collaborative care models, where care for chronic disease and mental health care are integrated and provided in the primary care setting, benefit patients, strengthen health care systems, and reduce costs.
This article makes recommendations for selecting and training addiction counselors to deliver group-base cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and provides suggestions for the structure and process of their ongoing clinical supervision.
Nearly 15 percent of women develop depressive episodes during pregnancy. A similar percentage develop depression in the first three months following birth. Physiologic and psychological challenges unique to pregnancy can complicate the identification and management of perinatal depression.
The way adolescents react to stress has been shown to be a significant factor in our understanding of sex differences in depression. Adolescent girls experienced greater total stress than boys, particularly interpersonal stress, which may explain their higher rates of depression.
Depression plays a role in the deleterious effects of HIV on functioning, and antidepressant treatment provided alongside ART may serve to help individuals regain functioning, particularly employment.
The present study examined the prevalence of depression and associated correlates among a national sample of immigrants newly admitted to legal permanent residence to the US.
Evaluated the impact of a psychoeducational video on posttraumatic distress and factors related to the mental health treatment seeking process among trauma care center patients receiving care following hospitalization for a serious physical injury.
Anxious patients with pain benefit as much as those without pain from cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication treatment.
The goal of this paper is to document and evaluate the process of implementing an evidence-based depression intervention in community settings through the use of community-academic partnered approaches.
There is substantial need for depression care among safety-net populations in Los Angeles. Many types of agencies provide care. Most depression services occur outside of primary care settings, emphasizing the need for care coordination.
We investigated depression in relationship to sexual risk behavior with primary partners among HIV clients in Uganda.
This study addresses the symptom overlap of people meeting DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for GAD, MDD, or both to investigate whether comorbidity might be explained by overlapping diagnostic criteria.
Co-occurring depression is common in patients seeking treatment for anxiety; however, the literature on the effects of depression on anxiety treatment outcomes is inconclusive.