The identification and treatment of depression by general practitioners.
J Krupinski, JW Tiller
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | Published : 2001
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of recognition and knowledge about treatment of depression by General Practitioners (GPs). METHOD: Analysis of questionnaires completed by participants commencing a series of workshops aimed at improving their knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of depression. Of the 3289 GPs involved in the program 2500 (76% respondent rate) completed the questionnaires in a group situation. There was no difference between respondents and nonrespondents in terms of age, gender and year of graduation. RESULTS: The majority of GPs believe they have a satisfactory competence in the recognition and treatment of depression, although a sizeable minority based their diagnosis pr..View full abstract