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Mental Health Information
July 2017 - Vol. 21 Issue 7
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Screening for Depression
  2. Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
  3. Diagnosing Depression in Adolescence
  4. Treating Major Depressive Disorder: A Quick Reference Guide
  5. Medications to treat Major Depressive Disorder
  6. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders
  7. Seasonal Affective Disorder
  8. Telepsychiatry as Part of a Comprehensive Care Plan
  9. Collaborative Care to Improve the Management of Depressive Disorders
  10. Depression as a Major Component of Public Health for Older Adults

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1.  Screening for Depression - (PHQ-2)
The PHQ-2 is very sensitive and specific in predicting depression in adults.
AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN

2.  Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
In addition to helping to make the diagnosis of depressive disorders, the PHQ-9 is also a reliable and valid measure of depression severity. These characteristics plus its brevity make the PHQ-9 a useful clinical tool.
JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

3. Diagnosing Depression in Adolescence
This video focuses on using motivational interviewing techniques to identify and
address depression in adolescents.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

4. Treating Major Depressive Disorder: A Quick Reference Guide
This guideline focuses on the interventions and activities that should be initiated and provided during all phases of depression treatment.
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (APA)

5. Medications to treat Major Depressive Disorder
This website lists the medications that are in some way related to, or used in the
treatment of depression.
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6. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders: Efficacy, Moderators and Mediators
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is efficacious in the acute treatment of depression and may provide a viable alternative to antidepressant medications.
PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA

7. Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder is a combination of biologic and mood disturbances with a seasonal pattern, typically occurring in the autumn and winter with remission in the spring or summer.
AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN

8. Telepsychiatry as Part of a Comprehensive Care Plan
This case scenario concerns a patient with severe symptoms, an elevated risk for self-harm, and limited access to care. With its tragic ending, the case raises several questions.
AMA JOURNAL OF ETHICS

9. Collaborative Care to Improve the Management of Depressive Disorders
Collaborative care is a multi-component, healthcare system–level intervention that uses case managers to link primary care providers, patients, and mental health specialists.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

10.  Depression as a Major Component of Public Health for Older Adults
In older adults, depression may be characterized by impairment in cognition, a syndrome sometimes referred to as pseudodementia, and by psychomotor agitation or retardation.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)

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