Issue Brief

No. 786

Depression: A Decade of Progress, More to Do
November 22, 2002

Author

Veronica V. Goff, Consultant

Summary

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.

Related Materials

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).

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