Treatment of youth depression in primary care under usual practice conditions: observational findings from Youth Partners in Care.

TitleTreatment of youth depression in primary care under usual practice conditions: observational findings from Youth Partners in Care.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWells, KB, Tang L, Carlson GA, Asarnow JR
JournalJournal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology
Volume22
Issue1
Pagination80-90
Date Published2012 Feb
ISSN1557-8992
KeywordsAdolescent, Algorithms, Antidepressive Agents, Cognitive Therapy, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Primary Health Care, Quality Assurance, Health Care, Severity of Illness Index, Treatment Outcome, Young Adult
Abstract

The effectiveness of treatments for youth depression in primary care, under usual practice conditions, is largely unstudied. This study aims at estimating the effect of "appropriate treatment," defined as treatment that approximates guideline standards, on clinical outcomes for depressed primary care youth patients by using observational analyses from a randomized trial.

Alternate JournalJ Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol