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Do unexplained symptoms predict anxiety or depression? Ten-year data from a practice-based research network

Boven, Kees van; Lucassen, Peter; van Ravesteijn, Hiske; Hartman, Tim Olde; Bor, Hans; Weel-Baumgarten, Evelyn van; van Weel, Chris


Background: Unexplained symptoms are associated with depression and anxiety. This association is largely based on cross-sectional research of symptoms experienced by patients but not of symptoms presented to the GP. Aim: To investigate whether unexplained symptoms as presented to the GP predict mental disorders. Design and setting: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of data from a practice-based research network of GPs, the Transition Project, in the Netherlands. Method: All data about...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of General Practice
DOI: 10.3399/bjgp11X577981


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