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Resources by Topic: Depression

Adequacy of Depression Treatment in Spouses of Cancer Survivors: Findings from a Nationally Representative US Survey
Examines data from the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey to compare depression treatment for spouses of cancer survivors with treatment for other married individuals across the United States. Explores socioeconomic and rural/urban disparities in treatment rates to improve mental health outcomes for cancer survivors and their families.
Author(s): Kristin Litzelman, Abiola Keller, Amye Tevaarwerk, Lori DuBenske
Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(6), 869-876
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Applying the Principles for Digital Development: Case Study of a Smartphone App to Support Collaborative Care for Rural Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or Bipolar Disorder
Examines ways of incorporating a patient-provider mobile health (mHealth) platform to support the delivery of primary care based mental health services in rural patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or bipolar disorder.
Author(s): Amy M. Bauer, Sarah Hodsdon, Jared M. Bechtel, John C. Fortney
Citation: Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(6), e10048
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic
Webinar recording discusses the role adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the opioid epidemic. Defines ACEs and looks at rates of substance abuse. Highlights data nationally and specific to West Virginia.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Michael R. Brumage
Date: 06/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Oregon Washington Health Network and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center "Tackle Everything" to Improve the Health of Local Community Members
Provides an overview of the collaboration between the Oregon Washington Health Network and the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Discusses programs that include peer counselors to address behavioral health, community education related to heart disease and cancer prevention, and working with local healthcare facilities and medical schools to improve recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Unmet Mental Health Treatment Need Among Rural Residents
Slides presented at the 2018 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) annual conference describing the prevalence of major depressive episodes among adults by rural versus urban residence. Includes statistics for unmet mental health needs and treatment by rurality, age group, and race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Ty Borders
Date: 05/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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A Comparison of Collaborative Care Outcomes in Two Health Care Systems: VA Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers
Compares merged data from two different collaborative care trials: Telemedicine-Enhanced Antidepressant Management (TEAM) evaluating collaborative care for veterans with depression at a Veterans Affairs (VA) community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs); and Outreach Using Telemedicine for Rural Enhanced Access in Community Health (OUTREACH) evaluating collaborative care for civilians with depression at Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs). Aim of study is to determine whether there are any significant differences in outcomes between the two population groups from each of the trials. Studies were conducted in the rural South.
Author(s): Kathleen M. Grubbs, John C. Fortney, Jeffrey Pyne, et al.
Citation: Psychiatric Services, 69(4), 431-437
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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Education, Income, and Employment and Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
Results of a study measuring the effects of income, employment status, and education level on the rates of chronic disease among 14,632 American Indian or Alaska Native elders from 2011-2014. Features demographics with breakdowns by 10 chronic diseases.
Author(s): Collette Adamsen, Shawnda Schroeder, Steven LeMire, Paula Carter
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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Reducing Depressive Symptoms Through Behavioral Activation in Churches: A Hybrid-2 Randomized Effectiveness-Implementation Design
Details a study on an intervention partnering with churches to address depressive symptoms in rural African American communities. Details the stressors that commonly affect African Americans, the ways faith communities can offer support, and how church leaders can work with mental health professionals to improve mental health outcomes.
Author(s): Tiffany Haynes, Jerome Turner, Johnny Smith, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 64, 22-29
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
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Assessment of Depression and Anxiety in Breast Cancer Patients: Prevalence and Associated Factors
Reports on findings from a study of depression and anxiety among breast cancer patients attending an outpatient oncology department. Includes discussion of rural residence as a related factor.
Author(s): Konstantinos Tsaras, Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Dimitra Mitsi, et al.
Citation: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 19(6), 1661-1669
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Preventing Farm-Related Stress, Depression, Substance Abuse, and Suicide
Discusses stressors specific to farmers, their families, and rural communities, offering information on recognizing signs of depression, substance abuse, and suicide risk. Offers strategies for managing stress and lists resources for suicide prevention, substance abuse treatment, and farm and ranch stress and depression. Part of the collected volume Surviving the Farm Economy Downturn.
Additional links: Surviving the Farm Economy Downturn
Author(s): Rebekka M. Dudensing, Samuel D. Towne, Carly E. McCord
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Southern Extension Risk Management Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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