What is structured care for the management of major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Aug 06, 2020
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Structured care in which nonmedical specialists augment primary care may offer an improved model. The use of an allied health professional supervised by a psychiatrist integrated into the primary care treatment of depression has been shown to double rates of adherence to antidepressants and significantly improve response to depression treatment. [216]

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