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Letters Depression severity scores

Questionnaires are good for rating progress

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 14 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1504
  1. Gnanie Panch, consultant1
  1. 1Chronic Pain Service, Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF
  1. gnanie.panch{at}

    Kendrick and colleagues compared scores on the severity of depression with the rate of referral to the psychiatric services and prescription of antidepressants.1 At face value, responders to the 9 item …

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