primary care

Collaborative Care for Adolescents with Depression in Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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.

Bringing Psychotherapy to Primary Care: Innovations and Challenges

An article that discusses integrating and adapting evidence-based psychotherapy into primary care settings. The authors synthesize past clinical trials that assess psychotherapy interventions within the constraints and competing demands of the primary care environment, consider barriers inhibiting widespread integration of psychotherapy, and identify future directions.