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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Dec;36(4):651-60. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2013.08.009. Epub 2013 Oct 6.

A team-based approach to the care of depression in later life: where are we now?

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  • 1Department of Biobehavioral Nursing, College of Nursing, Georgia Regents University, 1120 15th Street, EC 4348, Augusta, GA 30912, USA. Electronic address:


This article reviews briefly the historical genesis of collaborative and team-based models of care, including the results of projects that have been reported through the mid 2000s. A more comprehensive review of research and project outcomes published during the last 5 years on this model of care addressing either depression or depression with comorbid conditions follows.

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Collaborative care; Comorbidities; Elderly mental health; Geriatric depression; Health care workforce development; Late life depression; Team health care

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