Depression: A Decade of Progress, More to Do
November 22, 2002
Veronica V. Goff, Consultant
This issue brief discusses the most recent findings on depression prevalence and cost; examines trends in outpatient treatment, including the dramatic growth in antidepressant use; discusses efforts to improve treatment in primary care; and explores possible public policy avenues for improving treatment access and quality.
See also the entry for the related Forum session (June 6, 2004).
Other related Forum products include a paper on Medicaid and mental health services (Background Paper No. 66, October 23, 2008), a paper on declining inpatient psychatric capacity (Issue Brief No. 823, August 1, 2007), and a Forum session on behavioral health in the workplace (July 20, 2007).