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Titolo:
SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENTS OF MEDICAL COMORBIDITY IN CHRONIC DEPRESSION
Autore:
SCHRADER GD;
Indirizzi:
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSP,DEPT PSYCHIAT,WOODVILLE RD WOODVILLE SA 5011 AUSTRALIA
Titolo Testata:
Psychotherapy and psychosomatics
fascicolo: 5, volume: 66, anno: 1997,
pagine: 258 - 260
SICI:
0033-3190(1997)66:5<258:SAOAOM>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GENERAL HEALTH; OUTCOMES; DISORDERS; STATE;
Keywords:
CHRONIC DEPRESSION; MEDICAL COMORBIDITY; ASSESSMENT;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
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Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
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Citazione:
G.D. Schrader, "SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENTS OF MEDICAL COMORBIDITY IN CHRONIC DEPRESSION", Psychotherapy and psychosomatics, 66(5), 1997, pp. 258-260

Abstract

Background: While the extent of medical comorbidity in depressive illness is widely recognised, there have been few studies where objectiveand subjective assessment of comorbidity in chronic depression have been made. The aim of this study was to determine the extent and natureof medical comorbidity, in terms of both physician and patient assessments, in a group of outpatients with chronic depressive symptoms. Methods: Eighty-seven outpatients with a history of depressed mood for atleast 2 years were assessed using the SCID and the Hamilton Depression scale. Physician and patient assessment of any medical comorbidity were completed. Results: Sixty percent of patients, and significantly more public general hospital outpatients than private outpatients, viewed themselves as suffering from a serious medical illness in addition to their depression. Only 8% were viewed objectively as having a serious medical condition. Conclusions: The discrepancy between patient andphysician assessments of medical comorbidity in chronic depression isof note and may relate to depressed mood. Careful evaluation of chronically depressed patients' perceptions of physical illness may help achieve a positive treatment outcome.

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