Depression Care Management

Prevalence

  • 4-8% of primary care patients currently suffer from major depression.
  • 50% of depressed patients are not recognized at a primary care visit
  • 40% of diagnosed patients who begin antidepressant medication discontinue their prescription in the first month without notifying their healthcare professional
  • Depression causes impairment comparable to or greater than the most common medical conditions-diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease

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