Incidence, patient characteristics and treatment initiated for GP-diagnosed depression in general practice: results of a 1-year nationwide surveillance study.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: Despite its public health significance, data about depression in general practice are often unavailable.OBJECTIVE: To study (i) the incidence of GP-diagnosed depression during 2008, (ii) associations between patient characteristics, appraised severity and initiated treatment, (iii) GPs’ usual care compared to diagnostic criteria from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition guidelines and the newly developed practice guideline of the Society of Flemish GPs (2008) and (iv) GPs’ initiated treatments compared to the Flemish Guideline.METHODS: General pr…

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