Is care in conjunction with consultation liaison psychiatry better than standard care for adults with mental health disorders seen in a primary care setting?

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EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWERTreating mental health disorders in a primary care setting using a consultation liaison model improves mental health outcomes versus standard care, but improvement is limited to 3 months after beginning treatment, and applies mainly to patients with depression without suicidal ideation (SOR: B, meta-analysis of low-quality RCTs). No outcome differences were noted 12 months or longer after treatment initiation (SOR: B, meta-analyses of low-quality RCTs).

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