Letters Depression in adults

GPs are not so bad at diagnosis

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39507.524711.80 (Published 06 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:522
  1. Tony Kendrick, professor of primary medical care
  1. 1University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 5ST
  1. a.r.kendrick{at}soton.ac.uk

    Timonen and Liukkonen state that, according to cross sectional studies, 50-70% of patients with depression in primary care remain undetected.1 This attack on GPs’ ability to recognise depression is out of date and should not go …

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