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Prevalence of depressive symptoms and mood disorders in primary care: a Spanish rural study.

Authors
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  • 1 Consultation-Liaison Psychiatric Unit, Osuna County Hospital, Andalusian Health Service, Seville, Spain.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of social psychiatry
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
3
Pages
180–189
Identifiers
PMID: 10576084
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our prevalence of depressive symptoms was higher than that reported in international studies with similar BDI cutting-scores. Class-linked vulnerability could play an important aetiological role. Prevalences of Major Depression and Dysthymia were similar to other reports using structured diagnostic interviews. The cases were usually lower-class females, and they also presented medium or high psychosocial disability. Depressive symptoms and mood disorders in Primary Care represent an unsolved health care problem today.

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