Do general practitioners' attitudes towards depression predict their clinical behaviour?

@article{Dowrick2000DoGP,
  title={Do general practitioners' attitudes towards depression predict their clinical behaviour?},
  author={Christopher F. Dowrick and L. Gask and Robert Perry and Clare Dixon and Tim Usherwood},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={413-9}
}
BACKGROUND GPs' attitudes towards depression vary, as do their abilities to detect and manage it effectively. Associations between attitudes and clinical behaviour have not yet been demonstrated directly. We tested two hypotheses: (1) that questionnaire measures of GPs' confidence in identifying depression predict their ability to identify depression in their patients; and (2) that GPs who prefer antidepressants prescribe more than those who prefer psychotherapy. METHODS Forty GPs in… CONTINUE READING