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Depression is among the most common problems of patients seen in primary care. A majority of all psychiatric conditions are treated in primary care and depression heads the list (1). One study indicated that 27% of patients coming to a primary care setting were depressed, but none of them indicated that depression was the reason for their visit (2). Because somatic complaints mask depression, the diagnosis can often be overlooked or missed.
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