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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2010

Mental Health and Mental Illness: Collaborative Care for the Management of Depressive Disorders

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends collaborative care for the management of depressive disorders to improve depression symptoms, adherence to treatment, response to treatment, and remission and recovery from depression. Collaborative care is a multicomponent, health care system–level intervention that uses case managers to link primary care providers, patients, and mental health specialists. This collaboration is designed to: improve the routine screening and diagnosis of depressive disorders; increase provider use of evidence-based protocols for the proactive management of diagnosed depressive disorders; improve clinical and community support for active patient engagement in treatment goal setting and self-management.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Access to Health Services
Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Mental Health and Mental Illness: Collaborative Care for the Management of Depressive Disorders. c2010– [cited 2016 Dec 30]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/mental-health-and-mental-illness-collaborative-care-management-depressive-disorders