A relapse prevention plan helps patients identify when depression may be starting to return so they can get help sooner – before the symptoms get bad -- and to remind them what has worked in the past to help them feel better.
This tool is designed to help clinic support staff with answers to common questions they may hear from patients to help increase their comfort talking with patients about the PHQ-9 depression screener.
Collaborative depression care delivered before cardiovascular disease onset halved the excess risk of hard cardiovascular disease events among older, depressed patients. The findings raise the possibility that the IMPACT intervention could be used as a cardiovascular disease primary prevention strategy.
After the deaths of her daughter and her husband, Elizabeth struggled with depression for over 20 years but finally found relief.
This video contains interviews with real patients talking about their experiences with depression and depression treatment with a focus on older adults.
A study that showed the IMPACT version of Collaborative Care is associated with a high probability of lower total healthcare costs during a 4-year period compared with usual primary care.
Suicidal risk assessment when question #9 (thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself) on the PHQ-9 depression screener is positive.