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Towards an understanding of GPs' viewpoint on diagnosing postnatal depression in general practice: a small-scale realist evaluation

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BACKGROUND:
Less than half of postnatal depression cases are identified in routine clinical assessment. Guidelines and current literature suggest that general practitioners (GPs) may have an opportunistic role in detecting postnatal depression due to their early contact and existing rapport with many new mothers. There is limited research on the diagnostic approaches chosen by GPs in different GP-patient contexts. Our small-scale study evaluates the thought processes of seven GPs based in ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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ORCID:
0000-0003-0204-7964
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Subgroup:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5384-4157
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Primary Health Care Research and Development Journal website
Volume:
21
Article number:
e42
Publication date:
2020-10-09
Acceptance date:
2020-07-10
DOI:
EISSN:
1477-1128
ISSN:
1463-4236
Pmid:
33032675
Pubs id:
1138189
Local pid:
pubs:1138189

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