The Problem of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression by Primary Care Physicians
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This article addresses the question of the appropriateness of and potential for primary care physicians to diagnose and treat anxious-depressive disorders of nonpsychotic origin in view of their high prevalence for primary care physicians. Arguments are given in favor of a positive answer to this question.
Keywordsprimary medical care nonpsychotic mental disorders anxious-depressive disorders
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