Angels Comas

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and comorbidity of the most common mental disorders in primary care practice in Spain, using the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) questionnaire. DESIGN A systematic sample of 7936 adult primary care patients was recruited by 1925 general practitioners in a large cross-sectional national(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to investigate the Spanish people's perception of depression. Identification of the existing mistakes in depression perception will be the first step to correct them and to contribute to the patients' well being. MATERIAL AND METHODS More than 1,000 structured surveys were conducted all around Spain with segmented(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in primary care. Depression is often a chronic disorder with recurrent episodes. Little is known about the differences in clinical profile between first and recurrent episodes. The aim of the study is to analyze the differences between clinical presentation of first and subsequent(More)
BACKGROUND The number of people with severe mental illness who receive treatment whilst living at home has increased greatly over the last 30 years. Day centres and day hospitals frequently supplement this treatment. OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of non-medical day centre care for people with severe mental illness. SEARCH STRATEGY We updated our(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of the most common mental disorders in primary care patients with chronic somatic diseases based on physicians' diagnoses and compared with healthy probands. METHOD A systematic sample of 7940 adult primary care patients was recruited by 1925 general practitioners (GPs) in a large cross-sectional national(More)
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