Depression Resource Guides
These resource guides are designed to assist busy primary care practitioners (PCCs) in accessing practical, evidence-based tools to help them successfully screen for and treat depression in adults and adolescents.
Adult Depression Resource Guide
The adult resource guide includes implementation recommendations, an overall algorithm to help with the initial assessment to determine severity and the corresponding recommended treatment approach, screening tools, critical decision points, medication recommendations, and many other useful guides. In addition, this resource guide highlights what to do when patients are not responding adequately, including when a referral to a psychiatrist for consultation would be indicated.
Adolescent Depression Resource Guide
The adolescent resource guide includes an algorithm to aid in the initial assessment and corresponding treatment approach (of adolescent depression), screening tools and guidance, and a psychopharmacology guide. In addition, the resource guide provides instruction related to adolescent depression referral and co-management criteria/strategy, and highlights required provider background knowledge and proficiencies, National Quality Forum (NQF)-related quality measurements for Meaningful Use (MU), and recommended interventions for the treatment of adolescent depression based on available best-evidence.
If you have any questions, or would like assistance in connecting with your local CCNC network and its resources, please contact a member of the Behavioral Health Team.