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Resources by Topic: Depression

Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Exploring Rural Disparities in Medical Diagnoses among Veterans with Transgender-related Diagnoses Utilizing Veterans Health Administration Care
Presents a study on the differences in transgender-related diagnoses of veterans treated by the Veterans Health Administration in rural versus urban areas. Discusses medical conditions associated with transgender veterans, such as substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others.
Author(s): Leigh A. Bukowski, John Blosnich, Jillian C. Shipherd, et al.
Citation: Medical Care, 55(9 Suppl2), S97-S103
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables
Provides data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth 12-17 and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Medical Home Plus
Video featuring the Medical Home Plus project, which works to reduce diabetes, depression, and stroke risk in rural Idaho via a collaborative care model and a medical home model.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Online Screening Helps Michigan Men Gauge Mental Health
Features the Healthy Men Michigan campaign, which uses an anonymous online survey to evaluate the risk of depression and suicide among men in the state. Focuses on working-age Michigan men and on reaching those in male-dominated industries, using mental health messaging targeted to this audience.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Depression in Mothers-More than the Blues: A Rural Perspective
Recorded webinar highlighting the Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues Toolkit developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Examines how the toolkit can be used when helping mothers and families from diverse backgrounds living in rural communities.
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Author(s): Yanique Edmond, Deborah F. Perry, Phuonglan Nguyen
Date: 03/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Behavioral Health Initiative for Children, Youth, and Families
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Understanding Treatment Gaps for Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Use in South Dakota: A Qualitative Study of Rural Perspectives
Details a study on gaps in access to behavioral health treatment in rural South Dakota. Discusses data collected from interviews with people in rural and tribal areas of the state with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Author(s): Lauren Broffman, Margaret Spurlock, Kristen Dulacki, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 22(1), 71-81
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2006-2013
Reports on emergency department visits involving three categories of behavioral health disorders: substance use disorders; depression, anxiety or stress reactions; and psychoses or bipolar disorders. Figure 4 and Table 4 provide data on each type of visit based on the location of patient residence for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Marguerite L. Barrett, Kevin C. Heslin, Carol Stocks
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Symptom Profiles and Illness Course among Anabaptist and Non-Anabaptist Adults with Major Mood Disorders
Study of major mood disorder symptom profiles for Amish and Mennonite clinical patients in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Ohio. Compares 155 patient profiles to 155 non-Anabaptist study participants who were matched by sex, age, and diagnosis. Discusses rates of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and head injury in relation to major depressive episodes for both population groups.
Author(s): Kelly E. Gill, Stephanie A. Cardenas, Layla Kassem, Thomas G. Schulze, Francis J. McMahon
Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, 4, 21
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
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Economic Hardship and Depression among Women in Latino Farmworker Families
Details a secondary analysis looking at the correlation between depression and economic hardship for women in Latino farmworker families. Bases analysis on interviews with mothers in migrant and seasonal farmworker families, as well as participant characteristics such as age, education, and household food security, among others.
Author(s): Camila A. Pulgar, Grisel Trejo, Cynthia Suerken, et al.
Citation: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19(3), 497-504
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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