BMC Psychiatry 2011 Oct 14;11:169. Epub 2011 Oct 14.
University Psychiatric Centre, Catholic University of Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
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Prim Health Care Res Dev 2011 Jul;12(3):237-44
Reader in Physiotherapy, Department of Health Professions, Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.
Aims: We examined the management of depression by general practitioners (GPs), through the use of case vignettes, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severe osteoarthritis and depressive symptoms alone.
Background: Depression is common in patients with COPD. Untreated depression leads to poor compliance with medical treatment and increases health-care utilisation. Read More
Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2003 Apr;37(2):184-9
Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2605, Australia.
Objective: To examine the antidepressant prescribing patterns of psychiatrists and general practitioners (GPs) in Australia, focusing specifically on: the prescribed daily dose, the relative proportions (from subsidized dispensing data) of prescriptions written, and how these proportions change over time for a newly listed antidepressant drug (using paroxetine as an example).
Method: Retrospective analyses of subsidized claims data (comprising nearly 90% of the community supply of antidepressants) and prescriber surveys.
Results: General practitioners prescribe 86% of subsidized antidepressants in Australia. Read More
Aust N Z J Psychiatry 1996 Apr;30(2):278-86
Hillcrest Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Objectives: To collect information on current working arrangements between general practitioners (GPs) and mental health professionals and to assess GPs' attitudes towards developing closer working practices with psychiatrists in the primary care setting.
Method: Six hundred and three GPs from South Australia were surveyed with questionnaires. Main outcome measures included information about existing primary care links between GPs and mental health professionals, GPs' preferred working arrangements with psychiatrists in the primary care setting and their attitude towards developing these practices, including perceived obstacles, advantages and disadvantages. Read More
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2014 Jan 16;49(1):59-68. Epub 2013 Jun 16.
University Bordeaux, U657, 33000, Bordeaux, France,
Purpose: Psychotherapy is recommended as first-line treatment in patients presenting with mild-to-moderate depression. Although this disorder is mostly managed in primary care, little is known about General Practitioners' (GPs) practice of prescribing psychotherapy. The objectives were to explore GPs' opinion on psychotherapy for depression, and the personal and professional characteristics associated with reported strategies for prescribing psychological therapy and/or an antidepressant in mild-to-moderate depression. Read More