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Depression: Remission (Feeling Better)

Depression is more than feeling sad or "blue". Depression can interfere with daily life. Most people who seek treatment can improve to where they feel better and have few symptoms of depression or none at all. This is called being in remission.

The Depression Remission measure reports on how well clinics help patients with depression reach remission and improve to where they say they have few symptoms of depression or none at all.

  • The average 6-month remission rate for all reporting clinics is 8%.
  • The average 12-month remission rate for all reporting clinics is 6%.

Care You Should Expect to Receive
High-quality care for treatment of depression may include medication, sessions with a therapist or lifestyle changes. It can take time to find the treatment that works best for you. Receiving a diagnosis, customizing a treatment plan and following up with your doctor are very important. Your provider should ask you to complete a Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), also called the PHQ-9, during each visit to see if you are getting better.

Symptoms of depression can interfere with a patient’s daily life:

  • lack of appetite or increased appetite
  • sleeping too much or too little
  • loss of interest in once pleasurable activities
  • feeling of hopelessness

How Will This Help Me?
Even patients with severe depression can get better. It can take time to find the treatment that works best for you. This is why correct diagnosis, a customized treatment plan and following up with your doctor are so important. Our information will show you how many patients at a clinic improved so they had few symptoms or none at all, 6 months and 12 months after starting treatment.


The Data:

We measure how patients with depression feel. If more patients have a low score on the PHQ-9 survey, it is a sign the treatment is working. The bar charts and percentages below tell you how well clinics perform on this measure. The average 6-month remission rate for all reporting clinics is 8%. This means that 8 of 100 patients with depression had low scores that showed they had few symptoms of depression or none at all, 6 months after starting treatment.

High rates of remission can be a sign of strong clinic performance in depression care. Your clinic may have received a higher or lower rating depending on how many patients reported having no symptoms or almost no symptoms at 6 months. Differences in percentages between clinics don’t always reflect the experience or the quality of care you might have as a patient. One suggestion is for you to talk with your provider if you have questions or concerns.

This report is based on services patients received from July 2012 through January 2014.





Remission: Select a measure (6 months or 12 months) to see how clinics performed in helping patients reach remission (have few symptoms or none at all).

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Remission at 6 Months
Remission at 12 Months
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