Ramona Lucas

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and predictors of depression treatment in a diverse cross-national sample of primary care patients. METHOD At primary care facilities in six countries (Spain, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Russia, and the United States), a two-stage screening process was used to identify 1,117 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND People with mental disorders have a higher prevalence of physical illnesses and reduced life expectancy as compared with the general population. However, there is a lack of knowledge across Europe concerning interventions that aim at reducing somatic morbidity and excess mortality by promoting behaviour-based and/or environment-based(More)
BACKGROUND Few data are available with which to evaluate the association between depressed subgroups, type of treatment and patient retention during episodes of major depression. METHOD This observational study followed 1117 depressed patients over a 12-month period in the primary care setting of six different international sites. The patients were(More)
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