Collaborative Care (CoCM) shown to achieve comparable or better depression outcomes in rural clinics that treat low-income patients. Introduction The gap between depression treatment needs and the available mental health workforce is particularly large in rural areas. Collaborative Care (CoCM) is an evidence-based approach that leverages limited mental health specialists for maximum population effect.
The AUDIT-C is a simple 3-question screen for hazardous or harmful drinking and is available for free.
Collaborative care management was shown to improve the time to remission and shorten the duration of depressive symptoms in patients diagnosed with depression.
A retrospective cohort study determined the difference in remission time for depression patients being treated with usual care versus Collaborative Care.
In this randomized clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of Collaborative Care for adolescent depression in primary care, adolescents (aged 13-17 years old) were randomized to receive either 12 months of usual care or the Reaching Out to Adolescents in Distress (ROAD) intervention, an adapted collaborative care intervention.
Results indicated that adolescents in the intervention group had greater improvements in depressive symptoms than the controls, suggesting that Collaborative Care can be effectively used in primary care to treat adolescent depression.
Trauma can increase the risk of health, social, and emotional problems. Despite the high prevalence of patients with a past history of trauma, few clinics or Collaborative Care teams have a protocol for addressing it. These three tips can help clinicians safely and effectively discuss the trauma history of their patients during their initial assessment.
This study aimed to test how and if gender moderates treatment outcomes in the Coordinated Anxiety Learning and Management (CALM) intervention. CALM was a 12-month Collaborative Care intervention for anxiety disorders in primary care clinics in California, Washington, and Arkansas. The results showed a relationship between gender and treatment outcomes.
Addresses the coding, documentation, and reimbursement issues that pertain to the treatment of depression in the primary care setting.
An overview of the basic steps needed to implement the Collaborative Care model.
The PHQ-9 is a depression scale consisting of nine questions. The PHQ-9 can be used as a tool for diagnosing depression as well as for monitoring the patient’s treatment.