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Barriers in recognising, diagnosing and managing depressive and anxiety disorders as experienced by Family Physicians; a focus group study

van Rijswijk, Eric; van Hout, Hein; van de Lisdonk, Eloy; Zitman, Frans; van Weel, Chris


BACKGROUND The recognition and treatment of depressive- and anxiety disorders is not always in line with current standards. The results of programs to improve the quality of care, are not encouraging. Perhaps these programs do not match with the problems experienced in family practice. This study aims to systematically explore how FPs perceive recognition, diagnosis and management of depressive and anxiety disorders. METHODS focus group discussions with FPs, qualitative analysis of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-07-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-10-52


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