Feasible evidence-based strategies to manage depression in primary care

Benji T. Kurian, Bruce Grannemann, Madhukar H. Trivedi

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According to theWorldHealthOrganization, major depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of disabilityadjusted life years worldwide. However, recent evidence suggests depression remains undertreated in primary care settings. Measurement-based care (MBC) is an evidence-based strategy that can feasibly assist primary care physicians in managing patients with MDD. Utilizing health information technology tools, such as computer decision support software, can improve adherence to evidence-based treatment guidelines and MBC at the point of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-375
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent psychiatry reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Barriers to implementation
  • Clinical assessments
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Computer decision support systems
  • Depression
  • Electronic health records
  • Evidence-based guidelines
  • Measurement-based care
  • Medication adherence
  • Medication side effect
  • Patientcentered outcomes
  • Primary care
  • Remission
  • Residual symptoms
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide-related behavior
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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