TITLE

A System-Based Approach to Depression Management in Primary Care Using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9

AUTHOR(S)
DeJesus, Ramona S.; Vickers, Kristin S.; Melin, Gabrielle J.; Williams, Mark D.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2007, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p1395
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Primary care physicians are more likely to see patients with depression than with any other disorder except hypertension, and its management poses a challenge to busy primary care practices. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9, a simple self-administered tool of proven validity and reliability, is a commonly used screening instrument for depression in primary care practice. This review article provides a system-based approach to depression management using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to guide clinicians in the identification and treatment of depression and its follow-up care.
ACCESSION #
27392237

 

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