01/01/2009 Medicine
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511861147 SemanticScholar ID: 74755207 MAG: 2286073286

Depression in primary care: evidence and practice

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Depression is common in primary care settings, affecting at least 10% of primary care patients. It carries medical and psychiatric comorbidity, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, medically unexplained (functional) symptoms, chronic pain, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. Diagnosis and treatment are straightforward for many patients. The greatest current challenge is to recognize and relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression. This article reviews current approaches to diagnosing and treating depression, especially treatment-resistant forms of depression.

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Prof. Simon Gilbody

University of York - Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group

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