2008 - Review: Nonpsychiatric physicians have low accuracy for recognizing depression

Siriwardena, A. Niro
June 2008
ACP Journal Club;6/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 4, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses accuracy of nonpsychiatric physicians in recognizing depression in their patients. For the study nonpsychiatric physicians, who attended primary care facilities, emergency departments, or outpatient clinics or were admitted to hospital, were evaluated. It is concluded that nonpsychiatric physicians have low accuracy for recognizing depression in their patients.


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