Preventing depression relapse: a primary care approach

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Abstract:

• The importance of managing depression as a chronic illness to prevent relapse is established, and models for providing long-term care in the primary care setting are needed.

• There has been very limited research into primary care depression relapse prevention programmes, but there is support for a range of treatment strategies that contribute to relapse prevention.

• Research suggests that a primary care depression relapse prevention programme needs to provide an intensive, multifaceted and integrated approach, and include psychosocial treatments. It may be possible to take components of proven treatments and design novel preventive treatments.

• This paper outlines the development of a primary care depression relapse prevention programme called 'Keeping the blues away'. The programme involves a multifaceted approach which incorporates a range of evidence-based psychosocial strategies, and enables a novel treatment approach that can be tailored to the individual patient.

• 'Keeping the blues away' is currently undergoing a cluster randomised trial. It is optimally placed within the 'Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care' initiative, and potentially provides a model for delivering accessible long-term depression care in the Australian primary care setting. Research about programmes such as 'Keeping the blues away' is needed to inform practice and policy.

Keywords: CHRONIC; DEPRESSION; INTEGRATED; LONG-TERM; MULTIFACETED; NOVEL; PREVENTION; PRIMARY CARE; PSYCHOSOCIAL; RECURRENCE; RELAPSE; RISK FACTORS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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