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Team care for teen depression is found cost-effective

– Dr. Ludman describes how collaborative care pays off for adolescents who have depression.

Dr. Ludman describes how collaborative care pays off for adolescents who have depression by Evette J. Ludman, PhD, senior research associate at Group Health Research Institute, a…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/sep/team-care-teen-depression-found-cost-effective/

Is the secret to reducing suicide coded in The Runaway Bunny?

– Dr. Greg Simon sees similarities between a beloved children’s book and a study on persistent outreach to people at risk for suicide.

Dr. Greg Simon sees similarities between a beloved children’s book and a study on persistent outreach to people at risk for suicide. by Greg Simon, MD, MPH, Group Health psychiat…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/secret-reducing-suicide-coded-runaway-bunny/

Can precision medicine break the chain of mental health co-misery?

– Mental health research excels at linking bad experiences to poor outcomes, writes Dr. Greg Simon. Here’s how to focus on recovery and resilience instead.

Mental health research excels at linking bad experiences to poor outcomes, writes Dr. Greg Simon. Here’s how to focus on recovery and resilience instead. by Greg Simon, MD, MPH, …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/can-precision-medicine-break-chain-mental-health-co-misery/

Weight controlled better with bupropion (Wellbutrin) than with other antidepressants

– Dr. David Arterburn describes his research on Group Health patients’ weight after 2 years on various antidepressants

Dr. David Arterburn describes his research on Group Health patients’ weight after 2 years on various antidepressants by David Arterburn, MD, MPH, senior investigator at Group Hea…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/april/weight-controlled-better-bupropion-wellbutrin-other-antidepressants/

Superman vs. Mighty Mouse? For suicide prevention, all super heroes are welcome

– People struggling for survival don’t need research that pits antidepressants against psychotherapy, writes Dr. Greg Simon. They just need to get care that works for them.

People struggling for survival don’t need research that pits antidepressants against psychotherapy, writes Dr. Greg Simon. They just need to get care that works for them. By Greg…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/april/depression-treatment/

How we think can affect how we feel

– Cognitive behavioral therapy and a study on women's perceptions about fractures shows the importance of how we think.

Cognitive behavioral therapy and a study on women's perceptions about fractures shows the importance of how we think by Salene Jones, PhD, research associate at Group Health Rese…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/oct-2015/how-we-think-can-affect-how-we-feel/

Chronically depressed people find hope with self-management support

– Dr. Evette Ludman reflects on the Stride trial that she led with Group Health and Swedish Medical Center patients with chronic depression.

Dr. Evette Ludman reflects on the Stride trial that she led with Group Health and Swedish Medical Center patients with chronic depression. By Evette J. Ludman, PhD, a senior rese…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/news-release-chronically-depressed-people-find-hope-self-management-support/

Treating the body and the mind after cancer diagnosis

– Mental health care, especially for depression, could dramatically improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors.

Mental health care, especially for depression, could dramatically improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors When I tell people I study depression and cancer, I often get…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/treating-body-and-mind-after-cancer-diagnosis/

GHRI teamwork leads to a Facebook suicide-prevention tool

– The Now Matters Now team is making it easier to reach out to people thinking of suicide.

Photo via Huffington Post: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images Featured video Now Matters Now YouTube, 2:50   The Now Matters Now team is making it easier to reach out…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/ghri-teamwork-leads-facebook-suicide-prevention-tool/

GHRI mourns the loss of Dr. Wayne Katon

– A pioneer in developing team-based health care, Dr. Katon led research at UW and Group Health that improved depression care for millions worldwide.

A pioneer in developing team-based health care, Dr. Katon led research at UW and Group Health that improved depression care for millions worldwide Group Health Research Institute …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/03/ghri-mourns-loss-dr-wayne-katon/