Depression symptomatology and diagnosis: discordance between patients and physicians in primary care settings

@article{Ani2008DepressionSA,
  title={Depression symptomatology and diagnosis: discordance between patients and physicians in primary care settings},
  author={Chizobam Ani and Mohsen Bazargan and David W Hindman and Douglas S. Bell and Muhammad Afzal Farooq and Lutful Akhanjee and Francis Yemofio and Richard Wood Baker and Michael A. Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={BMC Family Practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={1 - 1}
}
BACKGROUND To examine the agreement between depression symptoms using an assessment tool (PHQ-9), and physician documentation of the same symptoms during a clinic visit, and then to examine how the presence of these symptoms affects depression diagnosis in primary care settings. METHODS Interviewer administered surveys and medical record reviews. A total of 304 participants were recruited from 2321 participants screened for depression at two large urban primary care community settings… CONTINUE READING