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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: February 2008

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends depression care management in primary care clinics for older adults with major depression or chronic low levels of depression (dysthymia) to improve short-term depression outcomes. Clinic-based depression care management involves active screening for depression, measurement-based outcomes, trained depression care managers, case management, a primary care provider and patient education, antidepressant treatment and psychotherapy, and a supervising psychiatrist.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2008). Mental Health: Interventions to Reduce Depression Among Older Adults- Clinic-Based Depression Care Management. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/mental-health-interventions-reduce-depression-among-older-adults-clinic​​​​​​​