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Depression

  • Cindy W. MikealEmail author
  • J. Arthur GillaspyJr.
Chapter

Abstract

Depression is considered one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses in the USA (Community Care Network of Virginia, 2012). About 29.4% of individuals will have a depressive disorder in their lifetime, with 4.6% having chronic depression (Centers for Disease Control, 2016). Considering the seriousness of depression and possible influences on overall health, the role of behavioral health providers in a primary care setting to screen for depression and conduct brief evidence-based interventions is vital. This chapter will present an overview of the assessment and care of patients with depressive disorders in an integrated care setting.

Keywords

Depression Suicidal risk assessment Crisis response plan Subjective distress 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PsychologyCHI St. VincentLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Psychology and CounselingUniversity of Central ArkansasConwayUSA

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