Treating Depression in Primary Care: A Manual for Primary Care and Mental Health Providers

Treating Depression in Primary Care: A Manual for Primary Care and Mental Health Providers

by Alison Del Vento, Patricia J. Robinson, Charles Wischman
     
 

This brief practitioner's guide describes simple and practical strategies for assessing and treating depression using techniques adapted to the fast pace of primary care. The book shows how these strategies may be implemented by physicians alone or in coordination with an on-site mental health provider.

The integrated-care program focuses on selecting appropriate

Overview

This brief practitioner's guide describes simple and practical strategies for assessing and treating depression using techniques adapted to the fast pace of primary care. The book shows how these strategies may be implemented by physicians alone or in coordination with an on-site mental health provider.

The integrated-care program focuses on selecting appropriate medication and behavioral interventions for patients, involving him or her as a partner to treatment. This personal involvement dramatically increases patient treatment compliance. Regular monitoring of progress and formulation of a strong relapse prevention plan rounds out the approach. The book contains necessary clinical forms, excellent patient education materials, and specific protocols for communicating with managed care reviewers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878978264
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Series:
Context Press Series
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, is director of training and program evaluation at Mountainview Consulting Group, Inc., a firm that assists health care systems with integrating behavioral health services into primary care settings. She is coauthor of Real Behavior Change in Primary Care and The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression. After exploring primary care psychology as a researcher, she devoted her attention to dissemination in rural America, urban public health departments, and military medical treatment facilities. Robinson lives in Portland, OR.

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