Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2005;7(2):80-83
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Depression is a common condition that is associated with significant
morbidity in adolescents. In primary care settings, few depressed adolescents
receive effective treatment for depression.
To evaluate the effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention
targeted at increasing access to evidence-based treatments for depression (particularly
cognitive-behavior therapy and antidepressant medication), relative to
usual care, among adolescents in primary care practices.