Advertisement

What is collaborative care?

Collaborative care is an integrated health care model in which physical health and mental health providers partner to manage the treatment of mild to moderate psychiatric disorders and stable severe psychiatric disorders in the primary care setting.

The bulk of research on collaborative care models has focused on the treatment of depression. However, emerging research has found the collaborative care approach to be useful with other diagnoses, and collaborative care experts agree that it can be useful in treating many types of mild to moderate psychiatric disorders or stable severe psychiatric disorders in the primary care setting.

Continue Learning about Mental Health Therapies

“Shock Therapy” Isn’t What You Think It Is
“Shock Therapy” Isn’t What You Think It Is
The term “shock therapy” may conjure images of a painful or barbaric treatment, but this common misconception, which has been partly fueled by inaccur...
Read More
What are the different types of psychotherapist?
John C. Norcross, PhDJohn C. Norcross, PhD
The term psychotherapist is not legally protected or regulated in the United States. That means ...
More Answers
How to Find the Right Therapist for You
How to Find the Right Therapist for YouHow to Find the Right Therapist for YouHow to Find the Right Therapist for YouHow to Find the Right Therapist for You
When you need help with a mental health issue, here’s who—and what—to look for.
Start Slideshow
How Can I Avoid Negative Thoughts?
How Can I Avoid Negative Thoughts?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.