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Not all that weeps is depression

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 14 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1503
  1. Petre T C Jones, general practitioner1
  1. 1The Project Surgery, London E13 0LN
  1. Petre.JOnes{at}

    Doctors listening to the chests of patients with left ventricular failure will remember that not all that wheezes is asthma. Similarly, when low mood strikes our patients we need to remember that not all that weeps is depression. Adjustment disorders, bereavement, …

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