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  • PTSD, Depression Patients Benefit from Collaborative Care Model
    Woman at desk talks with a service member
    U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury

    When it comes to depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, patients do better when their primary care is augmented by nurse care managers, effective use of data registries and additional offsite support, according to a new study published this week in “JAMA Internal Medicine.” The enhanced care model can increase the uptake of mental health care, more efficiently match care based on patient symptom severity, and improve PTSD and depression outcomes.