Anxiety and depression in a primary care clinic. Comparison of Diagnostic Interview Schedule, General Health Questionnaire, and practitioner assessments.

Journal Article

Over one half of all persons seen in a primary care clinic were identified as having anxiety or depressive disorder by the primary care provider, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), or the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS). In only about 5% of all patients were findings positive on all three assessments concurrently. Both the GHQ and the practitioners identified over 30% of all patients as having a disorder, while about 8% had one or more of five DIS anxiety or depressive disorders (major depression, dysthymia, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder). Of the patients with DIS disorders 83% had positive GHQ scores, and 73% were identified by the practitioner as having a mental disorder.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Von Korff, M; Shapiro, S; Burke, JD; Teitlebaum, M; Skinner, EA; German, P; Turner, RW; Klein, L; Burns, B

Published Date

  • February 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 152 - 156

PubMed ID

  • 3813810

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-990X

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States