Identification of depression by medical and surgical general hospital physicians.

  title={Identification of depression by medical and surgical general hospital physicians.},
  author={Matteo Balestrieri and Giulia Bisoffi and Michele Tansella and Marilena Martucci and David P Goldberg},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  volume={24 1},
Little information is available about identification of mental distress by general hospital physicians (GHPs). We compared, among patients admitted in a General Hospital, depressed patients with patients identified as depressed by the GHPs. A random sample of 1,039 patients were screened with the 12-item General Health Questionnaire. Afterwards, all high scorers and a probability sample of low scorers were interviewed with a variety of measures, including the Composite International Diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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