An Open-Label Study of SSRI Treatment in Depressed Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Women
J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58:31 [letter]
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: Symptoms of depression are common across cultures,
but the clinical presentation of depression may differ from
country to country and, within the same country, differ between
ethnic groups. Among Hispanic patients, somatization is a
more common presentation of depression than among non-Hispanic
patients with major depression, and an increased prevalence
of somatic symptoms in Hispanic patients with major depression
suggests that they present more frequently at primary
care rather than psychiatric facilities. It is reported that Hispanic
subjects may be more sensitive to the somatic side effects