Symptoms in the community. Prevalence, classification, and psychiatric comorbidity.

@article{Kroenke1993SymptomsIT,
  title={Symptoms in the community. Prevalence, classification, and psychiatric comorbidity.},
  author={Kurt Kroenke and R. K. Price},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={153 21},
  pages={2474-80}
}
BACKGROUND While physical symptoms are the leading reason for outpatient visits, a substantial proportion of physical complaints and "minor" illnesses remain poorly understood. The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence, patient-attributed cause, and psychiatric comorbidity of symptoms in a general population. METHODS We analyzed data on 13,538 individuals interviewed in the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program, a multicommunity mental health survey that used the Diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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