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I am working on a collaboration to assess mechanisms of depression to determine the effectiveness of a culturally tailored intervention to improve adherence to antidepressants.
Health beliefs, stigma and misinformation about depression and its treatment keep Latinx adults from seeking care and taking antidepressants.
A culturally tailored intervention could improve understanding of depression and antidepressant use and improve clinical outcomes in this population. Depression is a leading cause of disability, morbidity and death. It is a common comorbid condition that if untreated negatively impacts physical health and makes chronic diseases more difficult to manage.