Difficult-to-treat-depression: what do general practitioners think?

Jones, Kay M.; Castle, David J.; Curran, Eleanor M.; Piterman, Leon
October 2012
Medical Journal of Australia;10/1/2012 Supplement, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p6
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on a qualitative approach to understanding the perspectives of general practitioners (GP) on the management of patients with difficult-to-treat depression (DTTD). Results of the survey showed that participants had generally poor recognition of diagnostic terms and that management guidelines were not always helpful. It showed that GPs had little interest in the nuances of classification and are more focused on their patient and what can be done in practical terms.


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