publication . Review . 2005

O peso das perturbações depressivas: Aspectos epidemiológicos globais e necessidades de informação em Portugal

Gusmão, Ricardo; Xavier, Miguel; Heitor, Maria João; Bento, António; Almeida, JM Caldas de;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 01 Mar 2005
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
INTRODUCTION Modern societies at present are heavily burdened by depressive disorders but a further increment of negative impact is predictable in years to come. Though there are effective treatments available these disorders are infrequently recognised and managed. OBJECTIVES To review depressive disorders burden focusing the epidemiological information gap in Portugal. METHODOLOGY Bibliographic search using Medline, the Index of Portuguese Medical Journals and the National Library, as well as other sources, with particular focus for review studies and cross-references. RESULTS Burden of depressive disorders is well established worldwide with increasing accurac...
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free text keywords: Depression, epidemiology, Depressive Disorder, incidence, Mental Disorders, burden, diagnosis, prevalence, risk, mortality, suicide., Perturbações Mentais, Depressão, Perturbação Depressiva, diagnóstico, epidemiologia, incidência, prevalência, risco, sobrecarga, mortalidade, suicídio, diagnosis,, suicide
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