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Mood disorders in primary care

Haddad, M., Walters, P. & Tylee, A. (2009). Mood disorders in primary care. Psychiatry, 8(2), pp. 71-75. doi: 10.1016/j.mppsy.2008.11.001


The majority of patients with mental health problems are treated solely within primary care. This article discusses the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of mood disorders in primary care. Factors influencing recognition, the use of screening instruments, and somatization are discussed. The article also outlines the latest recommendations for the management of depression in primary care using a stepped care model.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Journal title>. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Psychiatry, Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2009, Pages 71–75,
Publisher Keywords: depression, mood disorder, primary care, recognition, screening, somatization, stepped care, suicide
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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