Course and outcome of depressive disorders in primary care: a prospective 18-month study.

@article{Vuorilehto2009CourseAO,
  title={Course and outcome of depressive disorders in primary care: a prospective 18-month study.},
  author={Maria S Vuorilehto and Tarja Melartin and Erkki Isomets{\"a}},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={1697-707}
}
BACKGROUND Depressive disorders are known to often be chronic and recurrent both in the general population and in psychiatric settings. However, despite its importance for public health and services, the outcome of depression in primary care is not well known. METHOD In The Vantaa Primary Care Depression Study (PC-VDS), 1111 consecutive primary-care patients were screened for depression with the Prime-MD screen, and 137 diagnosed with DSM-IV depressive disorders by interviewing with the… CONTINUE READING