COPC Depression and Anxiety Intervention GuideBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7100.135a (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:135
- Tony Kendrick, senior lecturer in general practice and primary care
- St George's Hospital Medical School, London
Richard Freeman, Stephen Gillam, Chris Shearin, Diane Plamping: King's Fund, £11.95, pp 87 ISBN 1 85717 124 1
About 20 years ago it was established that general practitioners fail to recognise or acknowledge treatable anxiety and depression in many patients presenting to them—a discomfiting but inescapable fact. Since then we have been repeatedly exhorted to adopt a proactive approach to identifying and managing such problems.
COPC stands for community oriented primary care, and this is one of a series of King's Fund publications that aim to encourage primary care teams to …