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Diagnosis of common mental disorders by using PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire.

Authors
  • Avasthi, Ajit
  • Varma, Subash C
  • Kulhara, Parmanand
  • Nehra, Ritu
  • Grover, Sandeep
  • Sharma, Sunil
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Indian Journal of Medical Research
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
127
Issue
2
Pages
159–164
Identifiers
PMID: 18403794
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

There is a high psychiatric morbidity in the general medical practice and in many cases psychiatric morbidity is either missed or is misdiagnosed and by the physicians. Our results showed that PHQ could be a valuable screening instrument for psychiatric morbidity in primary care and general medical practice.

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