Is this patient clinically depressed?

  title={Is this patient clinically depressed?},
  author={John W. Williams and Polly Hitchcock No{\"e}l and J. A. Cordes and Gilbert H. Ramirez and Michael P Pignone},
  volume={287 9},
CONTEXT Depressive disorders are highly prevalent in the general population, but recognition and accurate diagnosis are made difficult by the lack of a simple confirmatory test. OBJECTIVE To review the accuracy and precision of depression questionnaires and the clinical examination for diagnosing clinical depression. DATA SOURCES We searched the English-language literature from 1970 through July 2000 using MEDLINE, a specialized registry of depression trials, and bibliographies of selected… CONTINUE READING
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