Review: GPs accurately diagnose about 50% of patients with depression and accurately classify 81% of nondepressed patients
- Two questions could rule out depression. Baines, Emma // GP: General Practitioner;11/24/2003, p16
A diagnosis of mental depression can be ruled out by asking patients two questions, according to a research carried out in New Zealand. Researchers have asked 421 patients if they had often been bothered by feeling down, depressed or hopeless in the past month, and if they had often been...
- Mental health: Shorter test to spot depression. Robinson, Stephen // GP: General Practitioner;1/20/2014, p16
The article focuses on a study by researchers from Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales which identified a quicker test for general practitioners (GP) to identify patients with relapse of depression. Topics discussed include the advantages of using a shorter measure, and the results of...
- Depression in Primary Care: What More Do We Need to Know? Kendrick, Tony // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;Aug2013, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p439
The author comments on the need of identifying and treating major depressive disorder (MDD) among primary care patients. The author relates a paper published in the "Canadian Journal of Psychiatry" which highlighted the need to integrate care for depression with that for physical diseases. The...
- Dealing with major depression. Freeman, C. P.; Joska, J. A. // South African Pharmaceutical Journal;2013, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p16
One in ten South Africans will be diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) at some point in their lives. MDD is a potentially disabling condition that affects many spheres of an individual's life and leads to marked social and occupational dysfunction. General practitioners are frequently...
- GPs admit uncertainty in diagnosing patients' depressive conditions. // Mental Health Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p4
The article discusses the result of a survey among general practitioners indicating that only 11% are confident in diagnosing depression accurately which could prevent patients from receiving the most appropriate treatment.
- QOF change is box-ticking gone mad. Philip, Jane // Pulse;6/27/2012, Vol. 72 Issue 23, p19
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "GPs set for QOF points on biopsychosocial checks in patients with depression" in the 2012 issue.
- Are we over-diagnosing depression? Tylee, Andre // 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...
- Simple questions key to finding depression. Wynyard, Ruth // New Zealand Doctor;11/2/2005, p15
Focuses on the likelihood of general practitioners correctly diagnosing depression according to the results of a study coauthored by Bruce Arroll, head of the department of general practice and primary health care at the University of Melbourne, in North Shore, New Zealand. Overview of a firm...
- Screening for Depression. McCahill, Margaret E. // American Family Physician;9/15/2002, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p952
Focuses on instruments that family physicians can use to diagnose depression among patients. Importance of a screening tool; Implications of the failure to recognize depression; Reason for the significance of screening caregivers for depressive disorders.