Depression, Distress and Anxiety (SIM)

Module Materials

Depression, anxiety, and distress are common terms – yet what do they mean and how can your practice effectively screen and treat these conditions?

This module presents the prevalence and significance of chronic disease-related behavioral health conditions, tools for identifying and measuring the severity of these conditions, and research on key constructs for integrating behavioral and medical health care.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the major presenting symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders.
  • Discuss diabetes distress symptoms and the impact these can have on diabetes outcomes.
  • Describe the benefits of treating mental health disorders within the context of primary care.

Who Should Complete this Module?

The information in this module is valuable for clinicians and practice staff such as medical assistants, front & back office, nursing and care managers.

CME credit available

Approximate Time: 60 minutes

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a four-year initiative, is funded by up to $65 million from CMS. The content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Depression, Distress and Anxiety (SIM)