Implementing collaborative primary care for depression and PTSD

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As the first randomized effectiveness trial of behavioral and mental health conducted within the US Military Health System, the STEPS-UP (Stepped Enhancement of PTSD Services Using Primary Care) intervention builds on  the RESPECT-Mil (Re-Engineering Primary Care Treatment of PTSD and Depression in the Military) Collaborative Care intervention model that has already been implemented throughout many Army primary care clinics. STEPS-UP will be used in 18 of those clinics and this trial will compare its effectiveness to the usual model of Collaborative Care that was previously implemented.

Contemporary Clinical Trials
Publication date
October 10, 2014
Engel CC, Bray RM, Jaycox L, Freed MC, Zatzick D, Lane ME, Brambilla D, Olmsted KR, Vandermaas-Peeler R, Litz B, Tanielian T, Belsher BE, Evatt DP, Novak LA, Unützer J, Katon WJ.