oa South African Family Practice - Dealing with major depression in general practice : living with
|Article Title||Dealing with major depression in general practice : living with|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and 2 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||May 2012|
|Pages||203 - 209|
|Keyword(s)||General practice and Major depression|
One in ten South Africans will be diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) at some point in their lives. MDD is a potentially disabling condition that affects many spheres of an individual's life and leads to marked social and occupational dysfunction. General practitioners are frequently required to diagnose and manage MDD, often in a time-pressured primary healthcare setting. This article aims to provide practitioners with an overview of MDD. It covers aspects of diagnosis, co-morbidity, pharmacology and special patient groups.
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