Unraveling the diagnostic clues of depression and GAD: the primary care challenge.

@article{Boer2002UnravelingTD,
  title={Unraveling the diagnostic clues of depression and GAD: the primary care challenge.},
  author={Johan A. den Boer and Dwight L. Evans and Sing Ping Lee and Rafael J Salin-Pascual},
  journal={Psychopharmacology bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 Suppl 2},
  pages={150-7}
}
Anxiety and depression are commonly encountered in primary care, with a prevalence ranging from 5% to 10%. These disorders are associated with significant and persistent impairment in functioning, risk of suicide, and substantial economic cost. Comorbidity of depression and anxiety is frequent and intensifies the burden of illness. However, patients with anxiety and depression often present to primary care physicians (PCPs) with ill-defined somatic symptoms, and both disorders are under… CONTINUE READING