In a group interview, GHRI mental health scientists describe how their work with UW psychiatry researchers changed treatment worldwide.
Research at Group Health points to bupropion (Wellbutrin) as first choice for overweight and obese patients with depression.
Randomized controlled trial including peer support helps patients at Group Health and Swedish Medical Center.
Group Health scientists are leading a groundbreaking research study involving 20,000 patients to find out how to help people who are at risk for suicide.
How best to care for the many adolescents who have depression? In a collaborative care intervention, a care manager continually reached out to teens—delivering and following up on treatment in a primary-care setting (the office of a pediatrician or family doctor, not a psychiatrist or psychologist) at Group Health Cooperative. Depression outcomes after a year were significantly better with this approach than with usual care, according to a randomized controlled trial published in JAMA.
When you feel really down, even a single positive change can make a real difference. But if you experiment with three small changes in one week, you may increase your chances of lifting your spirits even more.
Depression: What causes it, who gets it, and what works?
If you've been feeling down for a while, research shows telling your doctor about your symptoms is a smart choice. Depression can affect you in many ways: mentally, emotionally, and physically. To help you feel better, your doctor will work with you to check your current state, finding out if you do, in fact, have depression.
Whether suicide occurs in a notorious shooting like Newtown, Connecticut, or as a quiet family tragedy, the question is always the same: Was there anything we could have done to prevent this?
The collaborative TEAMcare program for people with depression and either diabetes, heart disease, or both appears at least to pay for itself, according to a UW Medicine and Group Health Research Institute report in the May 7 Archives of General Psychiatry. Over two years, after accounting for the $1,224 per patient that the program cost, it may save as much as $594 per patient in outpatient costs.
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