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Resources by Topic: Depression

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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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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Connection Between Depression and Inability to Fill Prescriptions in Rural FQHC Patients with Chronic Disease
Examines rates of depression among 438 patients with hypertension or diabetes at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the rural South. Also explores whether inability to afford prescription medicines within the previous 12 months is a predictor of depression in these patients. Includes statistics with breakdowns by race or ethnicity, gender, education, employment status, income, chronic condition, and history of mental illness.
Author(s): K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, K. Nikki Barefoot
Citation: Rural Mental Health, 40(2), 113-123
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
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Intergenerational Trauma: Understanding Natives' Inherited Pain
Discusses the concept of intergenerational (historical) trauma and its influence on the behavior and health conditions of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Identifies the connection between excessive amounts of stress and the development of health issues such as addiction, depression, intimate partner violence, suicide, and diabetes. Includes personal stories to demonstrate the intensity of stress experienced by AI/AN children and families through generations.
Author(s): Mary Annette Pember
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Country Today Media Network
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Guideline Concordant Detection and Management of Depression among Alaska Native and American Indian People in Primary Care
Determines the proportion of Alaska Native/American Indians (AN/AIs) screening positive for depression that have been diagnosed or noted for the condition by their primary care provider. Evaluates whether provider management of depression is in accordance with the guidelines. Examines if depression management varied by patient and provider factors, such as gender, age, number of physical conditions, provider tenure, and more.
Author(s): Vanessa Y. Hiratsuka, Julia J. Smith, Sara M. Norman, Spero M. Manson, Denise A. Dillard
Citation: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74(1)
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
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Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telephone-Delivered Nondirective Supportive Therapy for Rural Older Adults With Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Analyzes therapy provided over the phone and its impact on symptoms of anxiety and depression among aging populations in rural areas that lack mental health services.
Author(s): Gretchen A. Brenes, Suzanne C. Danhauer, Mary F. Lyles, Patricia E. Hogan, Michael E. Miller
Citation: JAMA Psychiatry, 72(10), 1012-1020
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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An Exploratory Study of Mental Health and HIV Risk Behavior among Drug-Using Rural Women in Jail
Examines HIV risk behaviors and mental health conditions through face-to-face interviews with 136 women incarcerated in three rural Kentucky county jails within Appalachia. Includes data and statistics on substance use and HIV risk behaviors for women with anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Author(s): Michele Staton-Tindall, Kathi L.H. Harp, Alexandra Minieri, et al.
Citation: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(1), 45-54
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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Development of a Faith-Based Stress Management Intervention in a Rural African American Community
Findings from interviews conducted in 2011 with 24 African American men who had stress or depressive symptoms, and who participated in Trinity Life Management, a faith-based program in the Mississippi River Delta region of northeastern Arkansas.
Author(s): Keneshia Bryant, Todd Moore, Nathaniel Willis, Kristie Hadden
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 9(3), 423-430
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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