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Collaborative care reduces depression in elderly

February 21, 2017

A collaborative care intervention reduced depressive symptoms among older adults receiving primary care, according to recent findings.

“One in seven older people meet criteria for depression. Effective therapeutic strategies are needed in older people with depressive symptoms who also have comorbid diseases and impaired quality of life,” Simon Gilbody, PhD, of University of York, Heslington, England, and colleagues wrote. “There is limited research about older people with mild depressive disorders who have insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria (called subclinical, subthreshold, or subsyndromal depression) but also reduced quality of life and function.”

Pilot project increases mental health care access for homeless

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February 20, 2017
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Physical Restraint: A Historical Review and Current Practice

Psychiatric Annals, January 2017, Volume 47 Issue 1
The use of physical restraint in the management of psychiatric patients has a history dating back at least 300 years…
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Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury: February 2017

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

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