'Behavioral vaccine' for teen depression

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Can an online prevention program keep mental health problems at bay among teens who are already at risk of suffering from severe depression?

A team at the University of Illinois Medical Center hopes so, and has spent more than a decade developing and testing the best way to teach coping strategies to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Mental health, Behavioral health

New Patient-Friendly Resource on Prescription Opioids Available

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a new patient-friendly resource on prescription opioids. 

“Every day, hospitals see how misuse of and overdose from prescription opioids affects patients’ families, loved ones and communities,”... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality care, patient safety, physician issues, Mental health, opioids, prevention

PCORI awards $66 million to study treatment options, obesity

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute today approved $56.7 million to study in clinical settings treatment options for appendicitis, ways to improve behavioral and mental health care, and options to prevent blood clots in patients getting hip and knee replacements. The institute also approved... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, Mental health, Behavioral health

Task Force recommends primary care providers screen all adults for depression

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force yesterday recommended that all adults be screened for depression in a primary care setting “with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and appropriate follow up.” The task force will accept comments on the draft recommendation... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Mental health, prevention

Report presents framework to promote evidence-based psychosocial interventions

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A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents a framework for bringing evidence-based psychosocial interventions into clinical practice to improve outcomes for people with mental health and substance use disorders. Among other actions, the report recommends that... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, Mental health

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