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Is co-morbid depression adequately treated in patients repeatedly referred to specialist medical services with symptoms of a medical condition?

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OBJECTIVE: Patients with a medical condition and co-morbid depression have more symptoms and use more medical services. We aimed to determine the prevalence of depression and the adequacy of its treatment in patients who had been repeatedly referred from primary to specialist medical care for the assessment of a medical condition. METHODS: All patients who had at least three referrals to medical and surgical specialists for an assessment of symptoms attributed to a medical condition, over a ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of psychosomatic research
Volume:
72
Issue:
6
Pages:
419-421
Publication date:
2012-06-05
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EISSN:
1879-1360
ISSN:
0022-3999
URN:
uuid:6b788ef3-976b-4036-be19-2116074e8996
Source identifiers:
325267
Local pid:
pubs:325267

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