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Researcher Donald E. Nease Jr., M.D.

New Tool (REMIT) Aims To Improve Measurement Of Primary Care Depression Outcomes

Primary care doctors have long been on the front lines of depression treatment. Depression is listed as a diagnosis for 1 in 10 office visits and primary care doctors prescribe more than half of all antidepressants. Now doctors at the University of Michigan Health System have developed a new tool, which is called Remission Evaluation […]

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Researcher Linda S. Williams, M.D.

Managing Post-Stroke Depression Improves Physical Functioning

Although as many as a third of those who experience a stroke develop depression, a new study by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, the schools of health and rehabilitation sciences and of medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is the first to look whether managing post-stroke depression […]

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Patient Health Questionnaire – 9 (PHQ-9) Is Validated For Depression In Adolescents

Primary-care clinicians know teen depression is common, but they have lacked a reliable screening test for it. Now researchers at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle Children’s, and Group Health report the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire – 9 item) is a good screening test for major depression in adolescents. Pfizer Inc. owns the copyright to […]

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Patient Health Questionnaire – 9 Is An Excellent Free Psychological Screening Instrument For Depression

The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is a brief psychological screening instrument designed to measure symptoms of depression in primary care settings. Like the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Inventory, Big Five Inventory, and Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale previously reviewed, the PHQ-9 is available to healthcare providers completely free of charge. Pfizer Inc., the legal copyright […]

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