2008 - Review: Screening or case-finding questionnaires used alone are not effective in the management of depression

Hotopf, Matthew
July 2008
ACP Journal Club;7/15/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that was conducted by S. Gilbody and colleagues on the effectiveness of screening or case-finding questionnaires used alone in the detection and management of depression. The study compared standardized screening or case-finding instruments with usual care for depression in nonpsychiatric settings. Meta-analysis showed that screening and case finding led to increased recognition of depression compared with usual care.


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