Are we over-diagnosing depression?

Tylee, Andre
October 2007
GP: General Practitioner;10/12/2007, p33
The article presents information on issues concerning diagnosis of depression. Professor Andre Tylee informs that the argument that depression is being wrongly diagnosed in patients who are merely sad. General practitioners (GPs) see depression as a condition needing community-based intervention. It is reported that GPs in England are now rewarded by their contract for using a validated instrument to assess the baseline severity of depression, once recognised.


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