Outside links and references to information related to AuroraMD.
The National Institute of Health's U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for
Depression and Drinking in their "Guide
to Clinical Preventative Services".
If you are looking for quality improvement activities for NCQA,
check out the following link(look at anxiety disorders, mood disorders
and alcohol abuse), and then consider implementing a quality program
Behavioral Health: Example Interventions for MBHO Standard PH
Psychiatric disease accounts for a large portion of years lived
GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE
with depression a growing concern.
disease burden measure in Disabilty-adjusted Life Years
With depression being the 2nd leading cause of DALY's
(Disability Adjusted Life Years) in developed countries.
Why does AuroraMD screen for depression and anxiety? Because they
go together more often than lay people think.
Comorbid with Anxiety: Results From the WHO Study on Psychological
Disorders in Primary Health Care
The current system of identifying psychiatric disorders is inadequate,
as the following article points out. AuroraMD solves these problems.
care psychiatry is not specialist psychiatry in general practice.
Current psychiatric diagnostic systems are not useful for general
Currently only 19% of people with anxiety and depression, who
go to primary care providers, get appropriate treatment.
AuroraMD screening services
will change that.
Quality of Care for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in the United
Yes, depression can be treated but only if it is detected,
which is where AuroraMD comes is.
Depressive Disorder from mentalhealth.com
Treatment options for the 17 million americans with depression.
Treatment: An Overview
Archives of Family Medicine / AMA reports in this
study that treatment of depression leads to better outcomes.
Depression Treatment in Primary Care Reduce Disability?
In Primary Care Improves Patient Outcome
From Archives of General Psychiatry via the AMA.
of Systematic Depression Treatment for High Utilizers of General
"A systematic primary care-based treatment
program can substantially increase adequate antidepressant treatment,
depression severity, and improve general health status compared
with usual care."
Trial of a Depression Management Program in High Utilizers of
Depression is linked to strokes.
Symptoms and Increased Risk of Stroke Mortality Over a 29-Year
"Men with clinical depression are more than twice as likely
to develop coronary artery disease".
Is a Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease in Men
More links between depression and heart disease.
Relationship of Depression to Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology,
Biology, and Treatment
Physicians find it useful to screen for depression,
even when they have to do it by hand. Imagine how they would feel
about it if it was automated.
outreach effort: A simple way you can screen for depression
Depression and diabetes care.
and Diabetes :Impact of Depressive Symptoms on Adherence, Function,
Kaiser Permanente looks at depression.
The Depression Initiative: An Alliance to Improve Treatment
Read a general overview of social phobia here
if you need a little background on this serious condition.
properties of the Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN) from The
British Journal of Psychiatry. AuroraMD uses these and other
reliable and valid instruments.
How Is Recovery From Social Anxiety Disorder Defined?
Disorder: A Common, Underrecognized Mental Disorder
American Family Physician
"At any given time, a startling 4.5 percent of the population
meets the diagnostic criteria, making social anxiety disorder the
most common mental disorder in the nation, after depression and
Disorder - a problem beyond simple shyness - from CNN.com Health
...and there are effective treatments for social
of Social Anxiety Disorder from
Physicians not currently following recommendations
for alcohol screening
care physicians' views on screening and management of alcohol
abuse: inconsistencies with national guidelines