Journal article

Mental health interventions and future major depression among primary care patients with subthreshold depression

Sandra K Davidson, Meredith G Harris, Christopher F Dowrick, Caroline A Wachtler, Jane Pirkis, Jane M Gunn

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Subthreshold depression is prevalent in primary care and is associated with poorer quality of life, higher health care use and increased risk of major depressive disorder (MDD). Currently, it is unclear how subthreshold depression should be managed in primary care and no studies have investigated the relationship between current models of care and the development of MDD. This study aimed to describe usual care over a six month follow-up for primary care patients with subthreshold depression and to investigate the relationship between usual care and the development of MDD. METHODS: Data were derived from 250 participants with subthreshold depression from the diamond study, a longi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The diamond study was initiated with pilot funding from the beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence and the main cohort has received project grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (ID 299869, 454463, 566511 and 1002908). No funding body had a role in study design; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; the writing of the manuscript; or the decision to submit this manuscript for publication.