Dr. Ed Wagner offers guidance for care teams as they begin to treat mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral disorders.
Virginia Immanuel recommends two books with firsthand testimony about our nation’s mental health care system.
What causes it, who gets it, and what works?
Dr. Evette Ludman reflects on the Stride trial that she led with Group Health and Swedish Medical Center patients with chronic depression.
Randomized controlled trial including peer support helps patients at Kaiser Permanente and Swedish Medical Center.
Kaiser Permanente scientists are leading a groundbreaking research study involving 20,000 patients to find out how to help people who are at risk for suicide.
How best to care for the many adolescents who have depression? In a collaborative care intervention, a care manager continually reached out to teens—delivering and following up on treatment in a primary-care setting (the office of a pediatrician or family doctor, not a psychiatrist or psychologist) at Group Health Cooperative. Depression outcomes after a year were significantly better with this approach than with usual care, according to a randomized controlled trial published in JAMA.