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Depression Management Program

Rates of depression continue to increase annually. Over 17 million adults in the United States have previously been or are currently being treated for depression. Take a moment to look through these resources:

  • Depression Self Care Action Plan .. 
  • Managing your Depression ..
  • Key Anti-Depressant Instructions for Patients ..
  • Things you should know about Anti-Depressants
  • High Risk Depression Management Program

    Paramount's High Risk Depression program targets members that have experienced an acute exacerbation, have attempted suicide, and/or have a chronic medical condition and depression.

    This program promotes:

    • Visits to behavioral health providers for at risk members
    • Adherence to antidepressant medication
    • Management of coexisting chronic medical conditions
    • Engagement in therapeutic behavioral health services.
    • Development of coping skills.

    Our Job as Health Educators is to assess members with mild to moderate depression which would include: situational depression, persistent depressive disorder, and comorbid depression. Development of coping skills and implementation of lifestyle changes are a big part of the depression management program. 

    Co-morbid Depression Management Program

    For people with chronic illnesses, it's often hard to tell the difference between 'understandable unhappiness' and depression. Depression rates and the risk of depression are much higher in individuals with chronic disease. It is one of the most common complications of chronic illness and can aggravate chronic conditions. Often, treatment for depression results in an improvement in medical conditions, better quality of life, and better adherence to treatment plans.

    Members in Paramount's Co-morbid Depression program include interventions described in the High Risk Depression Program and additional health coaching calls which include:

    • Special periodic assessments to find out how well their depression is being managed
    • Encouragement to discuss possible depression plan changes with physicians, as appropriate

    Pharmacy services, educational mailings, web-based interactive tools and on-line support are also available.

    For questions or referrals, please call us at 419-887-2525 or at 1-800-462-3589. TTY users call 1-888-740-5670. You may also contact us via email at phcquality@promedica.org.