Collaborative and Integrated Care for Adolescent Depression

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2019 Jul;28(3):315-325. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2019.02.003. Epub 2019 Apr 4.


Creative collaborative approaches are required to meet the demands of managing depression in youth. Primary care providers are well positioned to engage depressed youth and their families, yet often lack the training, access to psychiatric providers, and the reimbursement structure to support their efforts. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are encouraged to support pediatricians in establishing more robust systems to provide screening and effective treatment interventions, particularly for youth at higher risk. Several models of collaborative care are described, in addition to their emerging evidence-base, in an effort to disseminate evolving treatment strategies that can drive implementation of effective collaborative approaches.

Keywords: Adolescent depression; Child and adolescent psychiatry; Collaborative care; Integrated care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated*
  • Depressive Disorder / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Mental Health Services*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Psychiatry*