Recognition and treatment of depressive disorders by internal medicine attendings and housestaff.

@article{Penn1997RecognitionAT,
  title={Recognition and treatment of depressive disorders by internal medicine attendings and housestaff.},
  author={Joseph Penn and Robert Boland and Joe McCartney and Robert Kohn and Thomas Mulvey},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={179-84}
}
Depression is underdiagnosed and undertreated by nonpsychiatric practitioners. Research suggests improvement is needed in the recognition and treatment of depressive disorders by primary care physicians. This study was undertaken to better understand internists' ability to recognize depressive disorders, choice of appropriate medications, dosage, and… CONTINUE READING