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Screening for Depression - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2012 - In the United States, depression affects up to 9 percent of patients and accounts for more than $43 billion in medical care costs. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening in adolescents and adults in clinical practices that have systems in place to ensure accurate ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p139.html

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2012 - Major depressive disorder in children and adolescents is a common condition that affects physical, emotional, and social development. Risk factors include a family history of depression, parental conflict, poor peer relationships, deficits in coping skills, and negative thinking. ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p442.html

Common Questions About the Pharmacologic Management of Depression in Adults - American ...

Jul 15, 2015 - One in 11 U.S. adults currently meets diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder, and a similar number report that they have taken an antidepressant medication in the past 30 days. In the primary care population, medications are modestly superior to placebo in achieving ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p94.html

Identification and Management of Peripartum Depression - American Family Physician

May 15, 2016 - Peripartum depression affects up to one in seven women and is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity if untreated. A history of depression is the strongest risk factor for developing peripartum depression. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/p852.html

Managing Grief and Depression at the End of Life - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2012 - Psychological distress is common in terminally ill persons and can be a source of great suffering. Grief is an adaptive, universal, and highly personalized response to the multiple losses that occur at the end of life. This response may be intense early on after a loss manifesting ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0801/p259.html

Clinical Vignettes in Geriatric Depression - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - The diagnosis of depression in older patients is often complicated by comorbid conditions, such as cerebrovascular disease or dementia. Tools specific for this age group, such as the Geriatric Depression Scale or the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia, may assist in making the ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1149.html

Postpartum Major Depression - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2010 - Postpartum major depression is a disorder that is often unrecognized and must be distinguished from baby blues. Antenatal depressive symptoms, a history of major depressive disorder, or previous postpartum major depression significantly increase the risk of postpartum major depression. ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p926.html

Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2010 - Anxiety and depression are among the most common conditions cited by those seeking treatment with complementary and alternative therapies, such as exercise, meditation, tai chi, qigong, and yoga. The use of these therapies is increasing. Several studies of exercise and yoga have ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0415/p981.html

Depression - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- Clinical Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for depression in adults, adolescents, and children.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/depression.html

Pharmacologic Management of Adult Depression - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2008 - Major depression is a common and treatable disease. Many patients benefit from pharmacologic treatment and, because there is little variation in antidepressant effectiveness, medication choices should be made based on patient characteristics, safety, and anticipated side effects. Most ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p785.html

Treatment-Resistant Depression - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2009 - Up to two thirds of patients with major unipolar depression will not respond to the first medication prescribed. Depression may be considered resistant to treatment when at least two trials with antidepressants from different pharmacologic classes (adequate in dose, duration, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p167.html

Screening Your Adult Patients for Depression -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well-placed to catch depression in patients early - and get reimbursed for it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p16.html

Improving Depression Care - National Depression Management Leadership Initiative -- ...

Read a description of the Improving Depression Care study and view aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Patient Care : National Research Network

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/depression-care.html

Childhood and Adolescent Depression - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - Major depression affects 3 to 5 percent of children and adolescents. Depression negatively impacts growth and development, school performance, and peer or family relationships and may lead to suicide. Biomedical and psychosocial risk factors include a family history of depression, ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p73.html

Improving Depression Care - National Depression Management Leadership Initiative ...

Read a description of the follow-up study on improving depression care, and view aims, objectives, timeline, status, findings and publication information.

Patient Care : National Research Network

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/depression-care-followup.html

Cognitive Therapy for Depression - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2006 - Cognitive therapy is a treatment process that enables patients to correct false self-beliefs that can lead to negative moods and behaviors. The fundamental assumption is that a thought precedes a mood; therefore, learning to substitute healthy thoughts for negative thoughts will improve...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/p83.html

Major Depression Comparative Effectiveness Study - Expanding DARTNet -- National ...

Read a description of Major Depression Comparative Effectiveness study and view aims, objectives, timeline, status, and contact information.

Patient Care : National Research Network

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/major-depression.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Depression in Adults: Recommendation...

Aug 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women. Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/od1.html

Depression in Later Life: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge - American Family ...

May 15, 2004 - Depression in elderly persons is widespread, often undiagnosed, and usually untreated. The current system of care is fragmented and inadequate, and staff at residential and other facilities often are ill-equipped to recognize and treat patients with depression. Because there is no ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2375.html

Olympian's Tale Highlights Need to Remove Stigma of Depression

May 12, 2017 - One in 20 Americans age 12 or older has depression. The AAFP has resources that can help physicians and their patients who struggle with this condition.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/olympian_s_tale_highlights_need.html

POEMs: Sertraline Reduces Risk of Depression in Adults After Traumatic Brain Injury - ...

Feb 1, 2017 - This study found that sertraline is more effective than placebo (number needed to treat = 6) in preventing the onset of a major depressive disorder in adults following a TBI. This study included patients with mild, moderate, and severe TBI.

American Family Physician : POEMs

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p194.html

Editorials: Opportunities to Detect and Manage Perinatal Depression in Men - American ...

May 15, 2016 - Although new fathers are at lower risk of depression than are new mothers, the prevalence of depression in new fathers is higher than that in the general population.

American Family Physician : Editorials

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/p824.html

Post Myocardial Infarction Depression -- Clinical Recommendation

Access the AAFP's Guidelines for the Detection and Treatment of Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/myocardial.html

Practice Guidelines: ACOG Releases Recommendations on Screening for Perinatal ...

Oct 1, 2015 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations on screening women for perinatal depression, with the purpose of increasing awareness of depression and lessening the effects it has on pregnant and post-partum women and their families.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p648.html

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