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How primary care physicians treat psychiatric disorders: a national survey of family practitioners.
A survey of 350 family practice physicians nationwide showed that 22.6% of their patients had significant psychiatric disorders. Physicians reported treating most psychiatric problems themselves,Expand
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The role of psychiatric and behavioral factors in the practice of medicine.
The authors review the role of psychiatric and behavioral factors in the practice of medicine in three areas: 1) prevalence of psychiatric morbidity, 2) the role of behavioral or lifestyle factors inExpand
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Psychological Characteristics of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
&NA; Previous research has suggested that patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) demonstrate similar psychological characteristics that distinguish them from the medically ill populations,Expand
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Health promotion in primary care: a survey of U.S. family practitioners.
A national sample of family practice physicians reported on the treatments and referrals they provide for each of three behavioral health risks--cigarette smoking, obesity, and insufficientExpand
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Therapeutic effects of antidepressants in chronic pain.
Depression and chronic pain syndromes are often associated. Over the last twenty years there has been a number of controlled and uncontrolled studies evaluating the efficacy of antidepressants inExpand
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Sexual dimorphism, brain morphology, and schizophrenia.
The study of sexual dimorphism in brain morphology may help delineate subtypes of schizophrenia based, in part, on sex; yield insight into the relationship between brain structure and behavior; andExpand
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Chronic low back pain and depression.
Abstract In an attempt to clarify the relationship between chronic low back pain and depression, the authors studied the incidence of depression, alcoholism, and chronic back pain in first-degreeExpand
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Models of Mental Health Training for Primary Care Physicians
&NA; Of the 15% of the population with DSM III diagnosable disorders, 54% are seen exclusively by their primary care physician or by other health professionals. To understand how primary careExpand
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The role of psychiatry in the training of primary care physicians.
The question of psychiatry's role in medicine, and in particular its role in the training of primary care physicians (PCPs), is heightened by the knowledge that 60% of the 15% of patients who haveExpand
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Perception of Poor Health in the Healthy Older Adult *
ABSTRACT: A survey of 977 community subjects aged 65 or older identified 719 of them as not impaired in physical health. Of these, 104 (14 percent) perceived their physical status to be poor, whereasExpand
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