Specific effects of depression, panic, and somatic symptoms on illness behavior.

@article{Rief2005SpecificEO,
  title={Specific effects of depression, panic, and somatic symptoms on illness behavior.},
  author={Winfried Rief and Alexandra N Martin and Antje Klaiberg and Elmar Br{\"a}hler},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={596-601}
}
OBJECTIVE In terms of restricted financial resources, the contribution of mental disorders to health care use and illness behavior is highly relevant. However, the specific contributions of panic disorder, depression, and somatic complaints to illness behavior in unselected samples is unclear. METHODS A representative sample of 2507 inhabitants of Germany was selected and grouped into people with panic disorder (30), somatic syndrome (102), major depression (24), depressive syndrome (77), and… CONTINUE READING

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