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Library of Resources for Mental Health

Effective Health Care Program

The AHRQ Library of Resources for Mental Health offers important research updates and educational information to help with the management of diseases and conditions.

Twenty-five percent of all U.S. adults have a mental illness, and nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime.1 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that by the year 2020, depression—the most common mental health disorder—will be the second leading cause of disability throughout the world, trailing only ischemic heart disease.2


Resources for Clinicians

Comparative Effectiveness Reviews:

Other Research Reports:

Clinician Research Summaries:

CME/CE Activities:

Slide Library:


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Resources for Patients

Patient Treatment Summaries:

Depression After Brain Injury A Guide for Patients and Their Caregivers Consumer Guide




Advice Columns:

Antidepressant Medicines A Guide for Adults with Depression Consumer Guide

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AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource for evidence-based, comparative effectiveness research on heart disease. AHRQ is providing this library of resources for health professionals and patients to help them compare and discuss treatment options in order to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their health care. These resources are the latest in a series of AHRQ's growing library of free English- and Spanish-language publications that review the scientific evidence on various health conditions so patients and clinicians can work together to learn more about the benefits and risks of different treatment options.

These free AHRQ resources can be downloaded from this site or ordered by contacting the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at or at 1-800-358-9295. When ordering, use the publication number and the code AHRQ C-01, which will expedite the ordering process.

  1. U.S. Adult Mental Illness Surveillance Report. September 2011. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
  2. Mental Health Basics. July 2011. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Page last reviewed November 2013
Page originally created November 2013
Internet Citation: Library of Resources for Mental Health. Content last reviewed November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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