mardi 30 septembre 2014

Brief depression questionnaires could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions

Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research. Known as "brief depression symptom measures," the self-administered questionnaires are used in primary care settings to determine the frequency and severity of depression symptoms among patients.

Brief depression questionnaires could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions

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