MOOD — Managing Obstacles to Improved Outcomes in Depression: A Collaborative Approach
Depression is a significant — and inadequately addressed — health problem in the United States. Numerous challenges to adequate diagnosis and treatment of depression have been identified, and some of the barriers are pronounced in certain regions of the United States. Identification of these diverse barriers to optimal treatment provides multiple opportunities to achieve better outcomes. This publication focuses on opportunities for collaboration among primary care physicians, mental health specialists, third-party payers, and patients, to recognize strategies for effective management and treatment of depression.
- Dialogues on Depression Management: Specialist and Primary Care Perspectives
- Depression Management: Applying Skills in the Clinical Setting
- Regional Issues in Care: Organized Care and Employee Assistance Programs;
- Lack of Access in Rural Regions; Unions and Collective Bargaining; and Cultural Diversity and Special Populations
Based on regional symposia conducted at four locations in the United States, this supplement examines opportunities for, and examples of, collaboration — and presents two case studies in context. The authors also present highlights from the regional symposia with an emphasis on common needs of employers and populations in each area.