We are using national claims data to generate knowledge of antidepressant treatment of adult and pediatric depression episodes. Our ultimate goals are to develop upon what is known in the literature and identify areas where additional measures will improve the ability to study the effectiveness and safety of antidepressants in the primary care environment.
The specific aims of our project are:
This project is conducted from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.
Analysis of Claims, PHQ-9, and Episode Dating Point of Care data are completed and a final report has been submitted to AHRQ.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
Debbie Graham, MSPH
AAFP National Research Network
Access the complete manuscript:
Rates of 5 Common Antidepressant Side Effects Among New Adult and Adolescent Case of Depression: A Retrospective US Claims Study.(11 page PDF) Anderson HS, Pace, WD, Libby AM, et al. Clin Ther. 2012;34(1):113-123.
Enhancing Electronic Health Record Measurement of Depression Severity and Suicide Ideation: A Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet) Study.(12 page PDF) Valuck RJ, Anderson HO, Libby AM, et al. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012;25(5):582-593.
This project is funded by a grant from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (DEcIDE Task Order #4, Contract #HHSA29020050037I TO4).
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Major Depression Comparative Effectiveness Study - Expanding DARTNet