People with chronic or recurrent depression can be hard to reach. But they benefited significantly on various outcome measures from a self-management support program that included regular outreach care management and a self-care group with a combined behavioral and recovery-oriented approach—and the addition of certified peer counsellors to the service.

Group Health scientists led the STRIDE study (Systematic Treatment of Recurrent Incidence of DEpression) with colleagues at Swedish Medical Center. Psychiatric Services recently published the 18-month randomized controlled trial.  Please see the Group Health Research Institute news release and read STRIDE study leader Evette Ludman’s reflective blog post about this work.  The STRIDE intervention team included MacColl Center's Dona Cutsogeorge.

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/31/2015