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).
The Allegheny County Maternal Depression and Child Health Care Initiative helped to promote healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes, reduce preventable disease and environmental health risks, eliminate health disparities, and ensure access to quality care for young children, mothers, and families.
Simultaneous developmental delays among young children and depression among parents can create serious challenges for many families. However, results from the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative suggest that aligning early intervention and behavioral health systems can help.
Many families experience the challenges of caregiver depression and early childhood developmental delays. Although services and supports across systems could help caregivers to deal with such issues at the family level, numerous obstacles prevent adequate screening and identification, referral, and service delivery.
This DVD set presents demonstrations of techniques, strategies, and exercises used in the BRIGHT (Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts) group therapy for individuals with co-occurring alcohol and drug use problems.
This DVD presents video examples of depressed clients and illustrates a variety of basic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques that can be used to help these clients understand the connection between their thoughts, behaviors, and mood.
Description of fidelity rating tools for the Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT) and BRIGHT-2 interventions for depression and substance abuse, interrater reliability of measures, and a training plan for coders.
BRIGHT is a group cognitive behavioral therapy program for individuals with depression and co-occurring alcohol or drug use problems. It can be delivered by non-mental health practitioners, thus providing treatment to those who often do not receive it.
This is the group member's workbook for BRIGHT, a manualized group cognitive behavioral therapy program for depression in individuals with co-occurring alcohol and drug use problems.
This is the group leader's manual for BRIGHT-2, a manualized group cognitive behavioral therapy program for co-occurring depression and alcohol and drug use problems.
This is the group member's workbook for BRIGHT-2, a manualized group cognitive behavioral therapy program for co-occurring depression and alcohol and drug use problems.
The Allegheny County Maternal Depression Initiative is a quality improvement effort aimed at improving screening, referral, and engagement in treatment for low-income women at risk for maternal depression. This training session covered topics including risks of depression during pregnancy, treatment planning, management of mood disorder and medication treatment concerns in pregnancy, and psychotropic drugs during lactation.
This document summarizes how and why the Allegheny County (Pa.) Maternal Depression Initiative was created, the processes through which it was implemented and evaluated, and the results and lessons learned.
Investigates impact of depression and pain on labor market, insurance, disability, medication, and cost outcomes to better understand depression and pain comorbidity in the general population and its effect on treatment and access to care.
School counselors, psychologists, and social workers now have access to an evidence-based and easy-to-use resource for helping students who exhibit symptoms of trauma. Developed in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District Mental Hea...
Provides expert advice and guidance on how to find a mental health professional, what pharmacology and therapy approaches are available, and a host of skills that you can use each day to conquer depression.
Clinician Guide to Depression Assessment and Management in Primary Care
This manual contains all the information required for the Depression Nurse Specialist (DNS) to perform key functions.
The brochure takes patients through the process of thinking about whether they have symptoms of depression that may resolve, symptoms of depression that may be due to another condition, or a clinical depression that requires medications or psychotherapy.
This is the Spanish version of the patient education video (RAND/MR-1198/9-AHRQ).
This script for the PIC patient education video exactly follows the patient-education brochure (RAND/MR-1198/11-AHRQ), providing additional reinforcement for the patient at home or among family members.
Partners in Care is a real-world trial to determine whether diverse primary care practices can implement previously tested, effective models of care for depression.