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The Association Between Rural Residence and the Use, Type, and Quality of Depression Care

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Description
Reports on the link between rurality and the preference for using pharmacotherapy, rather than psychotherapy, to treat depression among rural populations. Also examines whether individuals with depression in rural areas receive lower quality care than their urban counterparts due to the lack of mental health specialists in rural areas.
Author(s)
John C. Fortney, Jeffrey S. Harman, Stanley Xu, Fran Dong
Date
2009
Type
Document
Organization
WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
Tagged as
Depression · Mental health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Rural-urban differences