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Hungarian GPs to be taught about depression

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1370
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    Hungarian psychiatrists conducting a research programme in the south central part of the country believe the results of their study could have a significant impact on the global suicide rate.

    The programme, centred in Kiskunhalas, 145 km south of Budapest, is based on a 16 hour course teaching general practitioners how to recognise depression as an illness. “There is a frequent misconception [among general practitioners] here and in many other countries that their patients' depression is caused by some medical disorder,” said Dr …

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