Prof. Matteo Balestrieri

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A significant proportion of primary care patients are affected by a depressive disorder and about half of these patients are undetected and undertreated. Twenty-five primary care physicians (PCPs) were recruited in five Italian centres. All consecutive patients who attended the PCPs’ clinics in a 2-week period completed the Personal Health Questionnaire(More)
Benzodiazepines (BDZs) are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the elderly and their use is often too prolonged according to current international guidelines. We investigated the pattern of use of BDZs among 65- to 84-year-old attenders at 40 Italian primary care practices who answered positively in a questionnaire on the use of anxiolytic/hypnotic(More)
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