The diamond cohort study- examining depressive symptoms in primary care

Grant number: 454463 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009



Depression is the single largest cause of disability for people in Australia. It is mainly managed in general practice-primary care, yet many people experiencing depression go unrecognised by their family doctor or general practitioner (GP). Some people, even when given treatment, remain depressed. Guides on how to manage depression have been mainly based upon people attending psychiatrists and hospitals. In addition, there have been a number of large studies overseas testing new ways of helping people with depression. Unfortunately, they do not seem any better than usual care by a GP. We are currently funded by the NHMRC for diamond 1 to follow 800 people to investigate the factors from the..

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