Effect of Collaborative Care for Depression on Risk of Cardiovascular Events: Data From the IMPACT Randomized Controlled Trial

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A paper based on following IMPACT patients for 8 years following the conclusion of the research study reported that patients who got IMPACT depression treatment were significantly less likely to experience a serious (including fatal) cardiovascular event than patients who received usual depression treatment. The authors recommended Collaborative Care as a primary prevention strategy for cardiovascular disease. Collaborative care can make a big difference in people’s lives - not just whether or not they live with depression but whether or not they live.

Publication
Psychosomatic Medicine
Publication date
76:29Y37 (2014)
Authors
Jesse C. Steward, PhD, Anthony J. Perkins, MS, Christopher M. Callahan, MD