TITLE

Do unexplained symptoms predict anxiety or depression?

AUTHOR(S)
van Boven, Kees; Lucassen, Peter; van Ravesteijn, Hiske; olde Hartman, Tim; Bor, Hans; van Weel-Baumgarten, Evelyn; van Weel, Chris
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p387
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study which investigated whether unexplained symptoms, as presented to the general physician (GP), predict mental disorders. The study analyzed 10-year data generated by the Transition Project, a research network consisting of 10 Dutch GPs who routinely code each episode of care according to the International Classification of Primary Care. Results showed that unexplained physical symptoms have low predictive value for psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.
ACCESSION #
63277093

 

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