Effect of detection of depression in general practice

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7029.512a (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:512

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  1. David Goldberg
  1. Professor Institute of Psychiatry, London SE5 8AF

    EDITOR,—Christopher Dowrick and Iain Buchan1 have shown what Hoeper et al showed some years ago2: that telling a general practitioner that a patient has a high score on a screening questionnaire does the patient no good. It is difficult to see why it should. I find it strange that the authors do not think it …

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