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Resources by Topic: Depression

Healthcare Professionals' Mental Health Needs: Where Can They Go?
Provides an overview of the mental health needs of healthcare providers and the barriers to accessing care. Features the work of physician health programs, professional societies, state licensure boards, and other groups to help ensure providers' mental health needs are addressed. Discusses the impact of provider wellness on patient safety and healthcare quality.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Burnout: Measurement Tool(s), Cause(s) and Impact(s)
Reports on what is known about burnout among rural healthcare providers, highlighting several research studies. Discusses the impact of burnout on turnover, productivity, healthcare quality, and safety.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Physician Burnout: Definition(s), Cause(s), Impact(s), Solution(s)
Provides an overview of the causes and impact of physician burnout. Highlights interventions and solutions targeted to rural physicians. Features a medical school wellness-advocate in North Dakota, a Michigan researcher examining work-life balance among women physicians in rural family medicine, and South Dakota's Avera LIGHT program addressing physician wellness in a rural region.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Inequalities in Elevated Depressive Symptoms in Middle-aged and Older Adults by Rural Childhood Residence: The Important Role of Education
Measures the disparities in the prevalence of elevated depressive symptoms by rural childhood residence and the influence of childhood socioeconomic conditions and educational attainment. Identifies the prevalence of depressive symptoms among U.S.-born adults ages 50 years and older using data from 1998–2014 Health and Retirement Studies – ongoing publicly available datasets of non-institutionalized adults.
Author(s): Audrey R. Murchland, Chloe W. Eng, Joan A. Casey, Jacqueline M. Torres, Elizabeth Rose Mayeda
Citation: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(11), 1633–1641
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Advancing Health Equity Through Community Health Workers and Peer Providers: Mounting Evidence and Policy Recommendations
Reviews the results from 9 studies funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute supporting the inclusion of community health workers (CHWs) and peer providers (PPs) as effective participants in addressing health and healthcare inequities, particularly for diverse communities. Each study presented focuses on a distinct function of utilizing CHWs and/or PPS such as mentoring, managing chronic conditions, and navigator support for serious mental illness and depression. Discusses why payers and providers should include CHWs and PPS in a variety of capacities to improve outcomes, add value to care, and control costs.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Families USA
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Building Interventions When Distress Is under Debate: A Case Study from Appalachia
Discusses the various forms of distress experienced by women living in Appalachia and the challenges for healthcare professionals seeking to create culturally acceptable methods of identifying distress and developing appropriate resources for recovery. Describes a 3-year program to identify and adapt an evidence-based culturally appropriate intervention for this patient population.
Author(s): Claire Snell-Rood, Ryan Jenkins, Keisha Hudson, et al.
Citation: Transcultural Psychiatry, 56(5), 918-946
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Impact of Rural Address and Distance from Clinic on Depression Outcomes Within a Primary Care Medical Home Practice
Compares rural and urban outcomes and rates of recovery for patients diagnosed with depression, describing mental healthcare disparities. Discusses Collaborative Care Management (CCM), which involves nurse care coordinators, behavioral health practitioners, and physicians working together to treat primary care patients with depression. Studies 3,870 patients in southeast Minnesota, analyzing remission data and patients' distance from their primary care clinic. Discusses the impact of rural residence, distance from providers, accessibility of care, and CCM on recovery rates.
Author(s): Hailon Wong, Kyle Moore, Kurt Angstman, et al.
Citation: BMC Family Practice, 20, 123
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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The Prevalence of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Among Rural Latino Adults with Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences in California
Presents a study on the role of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in adult mental health and substance use issues among rural Latinos in California. Breaks down participants by age, sex, income, and education, among other measures.
Author(s): Irán Barrera, Vrinda Sharma, Yumiko Aratani
Citation: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 21, 971-976
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use And Health: Detailed Tables
Presents data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth from age 12-17 and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics, including rural versus urban status.
Additional links: PDF Version
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Mental Health Status, Need, and Unmet Need for Mental Health Services Among U.S. Pacific Islanders
Study examining mental health needs for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders (NHPI) of Marshallese and Samoan descent residing in Los Angeles County and rural Northwest Arkansas. Presents survey data for anxiety, depression, and alcohol use as well as need for, avoidance of, and delay in seeking mental healthcare. Discusses prevalence of these issues among the 223 survey respondents, comparing rural and urban-residing populations and noting disparities by gender.
Author(s): Andrew M. Subica, Nia Aitaoto, Bruce G. Link, et al.
Citation: Psychiatric Services, 70(7), 578-585
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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