Thursday, June 7, 2012

Army Care for Mental Disorders Improves with Primary Care Involvement | Psych Central News

 A proactive U.S. Army program uses technology and primary care to improve detection and treatment of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among American soldiers.
The innovative initiative, termed RESPECT-Mil, involves behavioral health screening during all primary care visits. This approach currently works out to more than 100,000 screenings a month with rates expected to climb as providers become accustomed to the new strategy. A key component of the program includes care coordinators’ use of a secure, web-based care management platform for following patients called FIRST-STEPS.

Army Care for Mental Disorders Improves with Primary Care Involvement | Psych Central News

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