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Research Article  |   February 1992
The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Management of Depression
Author Affiliations
  • Elizabeth Devereaux, MSW, ACSW/L, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Marshall University School of Medicine, 1801 Sixth Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia 25755–9460
  • Michael Carlson, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Article Information
Mental Health / Departments / Health Policy
Research Article   |   February 1992
The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Management of Depression
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1992, Vol. 46, 175-180. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.2.175
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1992, Vol. 46, 175-180. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.2.175
Abstract

This document was prepared at the request of the Depression Panel of the Office of the Forum for Quality and Effectiveness in Health Care within the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, an agency of the U. S. Public Health Service. The panel was charged to develop clinical practice guidelines for the management of depression to be used by general medical and family medicine practitioners in primary care settings. The form of the panel’s questions shaped the introductory portion of the document. After receiving the questions posed by the panel (which are stated later in this document), it was necessary to define the context of the use of occupation and occupational therapy to broaden the panel’s understanding of these terms.