Depression Research and Treatment

Implementation Research: Reducing the Research-to-Practice Gap in Depression Treatment


Publishing date
17 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Mar 2012

Lead Editor

1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

2University of California San Francisco, CA, USA

3Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

4Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MI, USA


Implementation Research: Reducing the Research-to-Practice Gap in Depression Treatment

Description

Despite the development of effective treatments, depression is still ranked as one of the top ten causes of disability worldwide according to the World Health Organization. It often takes years if not decades to translate evidence-based depression treatments into nonacademic, community-based practices. This research-to-practice gap can lead to millions of dollars of funded research being wasted when the treatments themselves never reach the populations in need. Without a clear strategy to foster implementation and acceptance at the community provider level, a “voltage drop” is experienced when an evidence-based depression treatment developed in tightly controlled academic settings is then introduced into real-world settings. Moreover, current clinical trials populations are still highly selective (<5% of the diagnosed population) despite the movement toward “community-based research.” There is little understanding of the mechanisms of depression treatment models, notably psychosocial programs, and limited generalizability of current participant populations to inform the next generation of patient-centered depression research. Subsequently, there is a need for further cross-disciplinary research on effective processes to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based treatments in real-world practices.

Publications addressing one or more of the following topics related to this theme are desired, including, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges and opportunities in implementing depression treatment in real-world practices
  • Depression and cooccurring conditions: impact on treatment and implementation
  • The role of academic-community partnerships in facilitating implementation of effective depression treatments
  • Information technologies and measurement-based care strategies to facilitate the uptake of effective depression treatments
  • Patient-centered approaches and adapting depression treatment to underserved populations
  • Organizational and financial incentives to facilitate the implementation of effective depression treatments

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 476027
  • - Editorial

Implementation Research: Reducing the Research-to-Practice Gap in Depression Treatment

Amy M. Kilbourne | Mark Williams | ... | Patricia Arean
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 309094
  • - Research Article

Using Self-Guided Treatment Software (ePST) to Teach Clinicians How to Deliver Problem-Solving Treatment for Depression

James A. Cartreine | Trina E. Chang | ... | Mark T. Hegel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 769298
  • - Research Article

Evaluating Depression Care Management in a Community Setting: Main Outcomes for a Medicaid HMO Population with Multiple Medical and Psychiatric Comorbidities

Jeanette A. Waxmonsky | Marshall Thomas | ... | Paul Nutting
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 391084
  • - Research Article

Perspectives on Cognitive Therapy Training within Community Mental Health Settings: Implications for Clinician Satisfaction and Skill Development

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman | Christopher J. Miller | ... | Paul Crits-Christoph
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 325249
  • - Research Article

Leading from the Middle: Replication of a Re-Engagement Program for Veterans with Mental Disorders Lost to Follow-Up Care

David E. Goodrich | Nicholas W. Bowersox | ... | Amy M. Kilbourne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 257858
  • - Research Article

Building a Community-Academic Partnership: Implementing a Community-Based Trial of Telephone Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Rural Latinos

Eugene Aisenberg | Meagan Dwight-Johnson | ... | Daniela Golinelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 986547
  • - Research Article

Sustained Adoption of an Evidence-Based Treatment: A Survey of Clinicians Certified in Problem-Solving Therapy

Rebecca M. Crabb | Patricia A. Areán | Mark T. Hegel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 235646
  • - Research Article

Consumer Feedback following Participation in a Family-Based Intervention for Youth Mental Health

Andrew J. Lewis | Melanie D. Bertino | ... | John W. Toumbourou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 363964
  • - Research Article

Postpartum Depression: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management Programs 2000 through 2010

Barbara P. Yawn | Ardis L. Olson | ... | Allen J. Dietrich
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 597157
  • - Research Article

Grounded Theory of Barriers and Facilitators to Mandated Implementation of Mental Health Care in the Primary Care Setting

Justin K. Benzer | Sarah Beehler | ... | Irene E. Cramer
Depression Research and Treatment
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