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The purpose is to test the effectiveness of an organized care program for chronic or recurrent depression. Using a two-arm design, the investigators will randomly assign 300 participants with chronic or recurrent depression to one of two conditions: continued usual care (UC); or an 18-month organized treatment program focused on outreach and engagement, including a weekly group self-management training program, monthly visits with a psychotherapist (in-person or by telephone), and optional one-on-one visits with a peer support specialist. All intervention components are intended as adjuncts to any existing depression treatment (usually antidepressant medication) provided by participants' regular providers.
organized care program for chronic or recurrent depression
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:08-0400
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