Scott Adams, PsyD

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Completed Projects - (3)

  • Differences In Antipsychotic Medication Prescribing Patterns Between Rural And Urban Prescribers
    Second-generation antipsychotics have become the treatment of choice for persons with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses. Compared to first generation antipsychotics, many second generation medications reduce symptoms with fewer problematic side-effects and related major health problems. However, one aspect that has seen little empirical attention is how longitudinal trends, benefits, and costs may differ between urban and rural areas.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topics: Diabetes, Mental and behavioral health, Pharmacy and prescription drugs
  • Differences in Prescribing Patterns of Psychotropic Medication for Children and Adolescents between Rural and Urban Prescribers
    This is an investigation of the extent to which psychotropic medication is prescribed to youth (17 and under) by primary care physicians, psychiatrists, or other prescribers in rural versus urban areas. It will also look at the particular types of medications being prescribed by age, sex, and other demographic variables.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topics: Mental and behavioral health, Pharmacy and prescription drugs
  • Webcast: What Rural Primary Care Physicians Need to Know about Treating Patients with Mental Health Diagnoses
    Training via distance learning technology that promotes collaborative care models in primary care is consistent with federal and state policy recommendations.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topics: Frontier health, Mental and behavioral health, Physicians

Publications - (5)

2009

2007

  • Preventing Hospitalizations in Depressed Rural Primary Care Patients
    WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Date: 05/2007
    This study investigated the substitution of higher cost hospitalization for lower cost outpatient specialty care for depression and the extent to which insurance barriers impact service substitution patterns of outpatient specialty care for depression in rural and urban areas.

2006

  • Differential Effectiveness of Depression Disease Management for Rural and Urban Primary Care Patients
    WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Date: 09/2006
    Is there a differential impact of enhanced depression care on patient outcomes in rural vs. urban primary care settings? Differences may be mediated by receiving evidence-based care (pharmacotherapy and specialty care counseling). Findings indicate that care for depression improved mental health for urban populations, but not rural patients.
  • Mental Health and Rural America: 1994-2005
    WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Date: 2006
    This report provides a summary of the current knowledge base surrounding mental health issues in America's rural and frontier areas and an overview of the environment of mental health in rural areas over three decades.

2005