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Resources by Topic: Depression

Pesticide Exposure and Self-Reported Incident Depression Among Wives in the Agricultural Health Study
Examines pesticide exposure data among farmers' wives living in rural Iowa and North Carolina. Determines if associations between pesticide exposure and depression exist.
Author(s): John D. Beard, Jane A. Hoppin, Marie Richards, et al.
Citation: Environmental Research, 126, 31-42
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in a Rural North Florida Sample
Discusses the frequency of four common and preventable chronic diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis), and the risk factors that may be associated with these diseases among residents in rural North Florida.
Author(s): Henrietta Logan, Yi Guo, Virginia J Dodd, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 13, 906
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Relationships of Race and Socioeconomic Status to Postpartum Depressive Symptoms in Rural African American and Non-Hispanic White Women
Highlights a study of postpartum depression (PPD) in rural women from eastern North Carolina and the potential role of race in the severity of symptoms. Focuses specifically on the experiences of rural African American and non-Hispanic White women. Controls for subjective socioeconomic status.
Author(s): Christyn L. Dolbier, Taylor E. Rush, Latoya S. Sahadeo, Michele L. Shaffer, John Thorp
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(7), 1277-1287
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Stress, Depression, and Coping among Latino Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Presents the findings of three focus groups and a quantitative survey of farmworkers in North Carolina. Working conditions were found to be related to both physical and mental stress, as well as lack of resources, family issues, and documentation status.
Author(s): Sloane Burke Winkelman, Elizabeth H. Chaney, Jeffrey W. Bethel
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(5), 1815-1830
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Practice Based Versus Telemedicine Based Collaborative Care for Depression in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial
Reports on a research trial comparing patient outcomes between a practice-based and telemedicine based collaborative primary care model to address depression in rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Includes data on both collaborative care models by patient characteristics, for example age, race/ethnicity, income, insurance, marital status, and more.
Author(s): John C. Fortney, Jeffrey M. Pyne, Sip B. Mouden, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(4), 414-425
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
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A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study of Health Service Deficits among U.S. Adults with Depressive Symptoms
Examines the prevalence of health service deficits in rural versus non-rural adults with depressive symptoms. Looks at factors contributing to health service deficits including: no health insurance, no health provider, deferred medical care due to cost and no routine medical exam in the past year. Table 4 lists demographics of adults with current depressive symptoms by rural versus urban.
Author(s): Krista L. Huot, May Nawal Lutfiyya, Michael F. Akers, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 13, 160
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Depression and Disease Management Program Delivered by Telephone
Reports on the use of telephone administered psychotherapy as an effective means of treating rural veterans with a medical illness accompanied by depression whose treatment would otherwise be hampered by cost, social stigma, and travel barriers.
Author(s): Arwa Aburizik, Lilian Dindo, Peter J. Kaboli, Mary E. Charlton, Carolyn Turvey
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Mental Health Among Northern New Hampshire Young Adults: Depression and Substance Problems Higher Than Nationwide
Analyzes data from two surveys administered in 2011 to assess depressive and substance abuse symptoms of young adults in Coös County, New Hampshire. Compares the mental health patterns of young adults in Coös County to the mental health patterns among rural young adults nationwide.
Author(s): Karen T. Van Gundy
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Rural Older Adults' Mental Health: Status and Challenges in Care Delivery
Examines the mental health service needs of, and use by, independently living rural older adults, with a focus on depression.
Author(s): Emilee Bocker, Michael Glasser, Kimberly Nielsen, Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12, 2199
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
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Behavioral Health Coaching for Rural-living Older Adults with Diabetes and Depression: An Open Pilot of the HOPE Study
Highlights a study on the Health Outcomes through Patient Empowerment (HOPE) intervention for rural older adults. Discusses the telephone-based intervention as a means of managing the diabetes and depression comorbidity of elderly people in rural areas. Breaks down effective sessions by module and features several case studies.
Author(s): Aanand D Naik, Craig D White, Suzanne M Robertson, et al.
Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 12, 37
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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