Depressive disorders in primary care: recurrent, chronic, and co-morbid.

  title={Depressive disorders in primary care: recurrent, chronic, and co-morbid.},
  author={Maria S Vuorilehto and Tarja Melartin and Erkki Isomets{\"a}},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={35 5},
BACKGROUND Preceding longitudinal course and current somatic and psychiatric co-morbidity of depression have been little investigated in primary care. METHOD Consecutive patients (n = 1111) in primary care in the city of Vantaa, Finland, were screened for depression with the PRIME-MD, and positive cases interviewed by telephone. Cases with current depressive symptoms were diagnosed face-to-face with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I/P). A cohort of 137… CONTINUE READING

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