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Nonprofit Organization Enhances Access to Medical and Dental Care for Those With Disabilities by Helping Them Overcome Their Fears 12/07/11

Practice Without Pressure, Inc. helps people with disabilities access medical, dental, and personal care by training them to overcome their fear of routine procedures. The organization offers...

Hospital Systematically Screens and Initiates Treatment for Depression and Anxiety in Cardiac Patients, Improving Cardiac Symptoms and Mental Health 07/10/11

Massachusetts General Hospital systematically screens all cardiac inpatients for depression and anxiety and develops treatment plans for them as appropriate. After a brief screen by the cardiology...

Academic Detailing Sessions With Providers Increase Use of Pain- and Anxiety-Reducing Strategies During Childhood Immunizations 01/19/11

As part of a research study, a trained educator visited primary care practices affiliated with the Connecticut Children's Medical Center to teach clinicians about proven strategies for reducing...

Integrated Behavioral Health Reduces Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care Patients, Improving Quality of Life and Reducing Costs 08/26/10

People's Community Clinic integrates assessment and treatment of behavioral health issues into primary care services for its largely low-income population. Based on the Improving Mood Promoting...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy via Instant Messaging May Enhance Access to Therapy for Some Patients With Depression 05/18/10

A group of 55 general practices in England offered cognitive behavioral therapy to patients with depression via secure, online messaging. Patients could schedule and execute up to 10 sessions with...

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Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project: Screening Tools 05/04/11

The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) is a system of regional children's mental health consultation teams designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of children with psychiatric problems.

Some of...

Mills Depression and Anxiety Checklist 06/28/10

This checklist, for women who have recently given birth, provides a list of symptoms and feelings they may experience to evaluate depression or anxiety. The self-evaluation can provide a basis for conversation with a health care provider for...

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