Home News About Us Contact Contributors Disclaimer Privacy Policy Help FAQ

Home
Search
Quick Search
Advanced
Fulltext
Browse
Collections
Persons
My eDoc
Session History
Login
Name:
Password:
Documentation
Help
Support Wiki
Direct access to
document ID:


          Institute: MPI für Psychiatrie     Collection: Publikationen MPI für Psychiatrie     Display Documents



  history
ID: 4105.0, MPI für Psychiatrie / Publikationen MPI für Psychiatrie
Prävalenz, Erkennens- und Verschreibungsverhalten bei depressiven Syndromen : eine bundesdeutsche Hausarztstudie
Authors:Jacobi, F; Höfler, M; Meister, W; Wittchen, HU
Language:German
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002-07
Title of Journal:Nervenarzt
Journal Abbrev.:Nervenarzt
Volume:73
Issue / Number:7
Start Page:651
End Page:658
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:This study examines the prevalence of depressive syndromes among unselected primary care patients as well as doctors'' recognition and treatment rates. This nationwide study included a total of 20,421 patients attending their primary care doctors (n=633) on the study''s target day. Patients received a self- report questionnaire including the depression screening questionnaire (DSQ) to provide diagnoses of depressive disorders according to the criteria of DSM-IV and ICD10. These data were compared to the doctor''s evaluation form for each patient to assess the physician''s diagnostic decision, assessment of clinical severity, and treatment choices. The findings confirm the high prevalence of depressive syndromes in primary care settings (11.3%) and underline the particular challenge posed by a high proportion of patients near the diagnosis threshold. Although recognition rates among more severe major depressive patients (59%) as well as treatments prescribed appear to be more favourable than in previous studies,the situation in less severe cases and the high proportion of doctors'' definite depression diagnoses in patients who do not fulfill the diagnostic criteria still raise significant concerns
Free Keywords:depression in primary care practice; diagnosis of subclinical and clinical depression; prevalence; recognition rate
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Psychiatrie
Identifiers:ISI:000177177300010
ISSN:0028-2804
The scope and number of records on eDoc is subject to the collection policies defined by each institute - see "info" button in the collection browse view.