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Impact of improved depression treatment in primary care on daily functioning and disability.

Authors
  • Simon, G E
  • Katon, W
  • Rutter, C
  • VonKorff, M
  • Lin, E
  • Robinson, P
  • Bush, T
  • Walker, E A
  • Ludman, E
  • Russo, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychological Medicine
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
April 1998
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
693–701
Identifiers
PMID: 9626725
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

More effective acute-phase depression treatment reduced somatic distress and improved self-rated overall health. The absence of a significant intervention effect on other disability measures may reflect the brief treatment and follow-up period and the influence of other individual and environmental factors on disability.

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