Approximately 50% of persons experiencing clinical depression seek help for this disorder from their primary care physician.
This pattern of helpseeking has stimulated interest in providing appropriate treatment for depressed primary medical care patients While the efficacy of both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for depression have been demonstrated in the mental health specialty sector, current research endeavors to establish the effectiveness of such treatments when provided to primary medical care patients.
We review and discuss the clinical, practical, and methodological issues pertaining to the transfer of depression research to routine primary care practice.
Possible directions for future research which will inform the continued applicability of research findings to routine practice are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Diagnostic, Traitement, Soin santé primaire, Système santé, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Trouble humeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Diagnosis, Treatment, Primary health care, Health system, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human, Mood disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0265897
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 11/09/1998.