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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Depression Management in Primary Care
Principal Investigator:

Lucinda B Leung

Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $252,663
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: VA’s Primary Care–Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) is rooted in evidence-based collaborative care models, where care managers, mental health specialists, and primary care providers jointly treat depression in primary care. While PC-MHI enabled specialists to support medication treatment in primary care, timely and sufficient access to psychotherapy is unattainable. Alternative therapy modalities are needed. Significance/Impact: Depression is disabling and affects one in five Vetera...

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