Trial of Depression Care Management by E-Mail – To Recruit Soon

This pilot study, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, will test whether an e-mail-based distance correspondence system is feasible and effective as a treatment/management mode for people with depression.

Assigned care managers will send monitoring/assessment messages; review responses and provide feedback, motivation and education; and coordinate with/make recommendations to physicians.

The upcoming trial ( ID NCT00755235) will last 6 months and aims to recruit about 200 patients. To be eligible patients must be diagnosed with major depressive disorder, be age 18 or older, have a new prescription for an antidepressant after an interval of at least 180 days since a previous antidepressant prescription, be able to use e-mail, and have no diagnosis of psychotic or bipolar disorder or related prescription in the prior 2 years.

For more information:
• Read the description of the study Pilot Trial of Depression Care Management by Electronic Secure Messaging (NCT00755235).

• And contact the Principal Investigator – Gregory E. Simon, MD, MPH – at the Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington. E-mail:, phone 206-287-2979)

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  1. macys08 says:

    I would be interested in this.
    I have not been able to get group feedback and the therapists i am seeing do not give me what do do like homework

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