Prescribing antidepressants in general practice

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 12 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1132

An editorial error occurred in the fifth letter of this cluster, by Imad M Ali (15 March, p 827). In the last sentence the words “studies based on” were omitted before “patients.” The sentence should have read: “The important thing is that studies based on patients with a diagnosis of depression from a general practitioner (without a concurrent standardised psychiatric assessment) may be flawed because the concept of depression in primary care is broad and the use of antidepressants in itself does not mean that major depression is being treated.”

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