Depression in Primary Care: Detection and Diagnosi

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DIANE Publishing, 1993 - 124 pages
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Page 88 - Endicott J, Spitzer RL: A diagnostic interview: the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia.
Page 32 - Presence, while depressed, of two (or more) of the following: ( 1 ) poor appetite or overeating (2) insomnia or hypersomnia (3) low energy or fatigue (4) low self-esteem (5) poor concentration or difficulty making decisions (6) feelings of hopelessness C.
Page 18 - Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day (as indicated by either subjective account or observation made by others...
Page ii - Guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical conditions.
Page 14 - Depression Guideline Report synopsized to Clinical Practice Guideline, A Patient's Guide, and Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians •I Peer review requested from 73 organizations and 14 new scientific reviewers, pilot review of A Patient's Guide, Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians, and Clinical Practice Guideline in nine sites I Critiques from peer/pilot review considered by panel 4...
Page 1 - Depression may co-occur with other nonpsychiatric, general medical disorders or with other psychiatric disorders; it may also be brought on by the use of certain medications. Major risk factors for depression include a personal or family history of depressive disorder, prior suicide attempts, female gender, lack of social supports, stressful life events, and current substance abuse. The social stigma surrounding depression is substantial and often prevents the optimal use of current knowledge and...
Page 90 - Distressed high utilizers of medical care: DSM-III-R diagnoses and treatment needs. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 1990; 12:355-62.
Page 9 - Executive Summary Up to one in eight individuals may require treatment for depression during their lifetimes. The direct costs of treatment for major depressive disorder combined with the indirect costs from lost productivity are significant, accounting for approximately $16 billion per year in 1980 dollars.
Page 10 - ... composed of experts from diverse disciplines, as well as a consumer representative. The guidelines are based on systematic literature reviews commissioned by the panel and conducted by experts in numerous areas relevant to depression, with special attention to the clinical issues most pertinent to the diagnosis and treatment of depression in primary care. Guideline development also included input from a broad range of professional and consumer organizations and individuals. The guidelines have...
Page 32 - Depressed mood for most of the day, for more days than not, as indicated either by subjective account or observation by others, for at least 2 years.

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