What is care management for depression?

Care management uses a team approach to coordinate depression treatment with other healthcare needs. Your doctor will lead a team that includes you and various other team members, depending on your needs.
  • A care manager keeps in touch with you, gives you information, and helps to resolve problems.
  • A psychiatrist or psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) can consult with your doctor on medications and treatment.
  • A mental health provider can provide counseling.
  • NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a consumer support organization that offers free information, education, and support.

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Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment

Because it is a multi-faceted condition, treatment for depression is multi-faceted as well. Minor depression can often be treated with therapy and a few simple lifestyle changes, while chronic or major depression treatment can req...

uire medication in addition to therapy. In some severe cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used. It's important to work with your mental health professional to determine which course of treatment for your type of depression is most appropriate.

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