Helpful Links

Helpful Links

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Depression
This MEDLINEPlus website provides regularly updated links to statistics, clinical trials, research and drug treatment, and related resources on depression.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html

Depression Research
This National Institute of Mental Health Web page provides a summary of descriptive facts on depression and its treatment in different populations as well as links to other NIMH resources dealing with depression.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depresfact.cfm

Diagnosis and Management of Depression
From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/monograph/200002/index.html

Health Information: Depression
From the National Institute of Mental Health.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/HealthInformation/depressionmenu.cfm

Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS)
From the American Medical Association.
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/upload/mm/39/gapsmono.pdf

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Information on the fundamentals of mental illness, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and mental health services.
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/home.html

  • Depression and Suicide in Children and Adolescents
    Chapter 3 of Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.
    http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter3/sec5.html

  • Depression in Older Adults
    Chapter 5 of Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.
    http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter5/sec3.html

  • Mood Disorders in Adults
    Chapter 4 of Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.
    http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter4/sec3.html

National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement: Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life
Information on the recognition, diagnosis, and effective treatment of depression in older adults.
http://www.mentalhealth.com/book/p45-dp01.html

Screening for Depression
Recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force for routine depression screening for all adults in primary care settings.
http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstf/uspsdepr.htm

Tool Kit
The MacArthur Foundation Initiative on Depression and Primary Care is a website designed to provide primary care physicians and healthcare organizations with knowledge and tools to enhance the recognition and care of patients with depression.
http://www.depression-primarycare.org/clinicians/toolkits/