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Stratified care has the potential to improve depression treatment outcomes

RCT results published

A randomised controlled trial supported by MindLife using MindLife’s StratCare application to improve the mental health therapeutic process and clinical outcomes.

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Stratified Care vs Stepped Care for Depression

A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

Jaime Delgadillo, PhD; Shehzad Ali, PhD; Kieran Fleck, PGDip7; et al
JAMA Psychiatry. Published online December 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3539

Key Points:

Question  Is stratified care an efficacious and cost-effective approach to psychological treatment selection compared with stepped care?

Findings  In this cluster randomized clinical trial of 951 adults with common mental disorders, stratified care was efficacious and cost-effective for the treatment of depression symptoms relative to stepped care.

Meaning  These findings suggest that stratified care has the potential to improve depression treatment outcomes.

Interview with Michael Barkham, PhD, and Jaime Delgadillo, PhD, authors of Stratified Care vs Stepped Care for Depression: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. Hosted by John B. Torous, MD, MBI.