Importance of Collaborative Care for Patients
With Major Depressive Disorder

An Overview for Mental Health Specialists

This brochure for mental health specialists discusses how collaborative care models may help to foster collaboration and open communication between all members of the care team with the aim of integrating medical and psychiatric patient care and facilitating care coordination.

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