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Website of patients' experiences launches new module on depression

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7471.878-d (Published 14 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:878
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

An internet health resource that draws on the experiences of patients to inform others has launched a new module on depression, its first mental health condition.

The Database of Individual Patient Experiences (DIPEx) already provides information on 13 conditions, including breast cancer, heart disease, and epilepsy, and distinguishes itself from other sites by relating people's personal experiences of an illness (www.dipex.org).

For the depression module researchers interviewed 38 men and women between the ages of 16 and 57 from all …

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