A Proposed Algorithm for Improved Recognition and Treatment of the Depression/Anxiety Spectrum in Primary Care.

Journal Article

The International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety has held 7 meetings over the last 3 years that focused on depression and specific anxiety disorders. During the course of the meeting series, a number of common themes have developed. At the last meeting of the Consensus Group, we reviewed these areas of commonality across the spectrum of depression and anxiety disorders. With the aim of improving the recognition and management of depression and anxiety in the primary care setting, we developed an algorithm that is presented in this article. We attempted to balance currently available scientific knowledge about the treatment of these disorders and to reformat it to provide an acceptable algorithm that meets the practical aspects of recognizing and treating these disorders in primary care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ballenger, JC; Davidson, JRT; Lecrubier, Y; Nutt, DJ

Published Date

  • April 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 44 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 15014615

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-211X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-5998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4088/pcc.v03n0201


  • eng