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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2008

Mental Health and Mental Illness: Interventions to Reduce Depression Among Older Adults – Clinic-Based Depression Care Management

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends depression care management in primary care clinics for older adults with major depression or chronic low levels of depression (dysthymia) to improve short-term depression outcomes. Clinic-based depression care management involves active screening for depression, measurement-based outcomes, trained depression care managers, case management, a primary care provider and patient education, antidepressant treatment and psychotherapy, and a supervising psychiatrist.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Mental Health and Mental Illness: Interventions to Reduce Depression Among Older Adults – Clinic-Based Depression Care Management. c2008– [cited 2017 Feb 17]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/mental-health-and-mental-illness-interventions-reduce-depression-among-older-adults-clinic