Cross sectional study of symptom attribution and recognition of depression and anxiety in primary care.

@article{Kessler1999CrossSS,
  title={Cross sectional study of symptom attribution and recognition of depression and anxiety in primary care.},
  author={David Kessler and Keith L Lloyd and Glyn Lewis and Dennis Pereira Gray},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1999},
  volume={318 7181},
  pages={436-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of patients' causal attributions of common somatic symptoms on recognition by general practitioners of cases of depression and anxiety and to test the hypothesis that normalising attributions make recognition less likely. DESIGN Cross sectional survey. SETTING One general practice of eight doctors in Bristol. SUBJECTS 305 general practice attenders. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE The rate of detection by general practitioners of cases of depression and anxiety as… CONTINUE READING