publication . Other literature type . 2008

Depressive Disorders in Primary Health Care

Vuorilehto, Maria;
Open Access English
  • Published: 16 May 2008
  • Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto
  • Country: Finland
The Vantaa Primary Care Depression Study (PC-VDS) is a naturalistic and prospective cohort study concerning primary care patients with depressive disorders. It forms a collaborative research project between the Department of Mental and Alcohol Research of the National Public Health Institute, and the Primary Health Care Organization of the City of Vantaa. The aim is to obtain a comprehensive view on clinically significant depression in primary care, and to compare depressive patients in primary care and in secondary level psychiatric care in terms of clinical characteristics. Consecutive patients (N=1111) in three primary care health centres were screened for de...
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