Principal Investigator: David C. Mohr, Ph.D.
Funded by: R34MH095907-01
Why are outcomes for the primary care treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) poor? Two key reasons are poor patient adherence to antidepressant medications (ADMs) and the failure of physicians, or PCPs, to provide guideline-congruent care. The goal of this project is to develop and test a mobile smartphone delivered intervention, MedLink, that will improve ADM care by providing ADM adherence monitoring and support to the patient. The system will also provide information to both patients and providers on guideline-congruent care personalized to the patient's response to ADM. Finally, MedLink will provide the primary care team with feedback on patient adherence and response to treatment through automated links to patient's electronic medical record (EMR).