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Psychiatric Briefs

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(1):31-32

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The Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) arose as a screening instrument, but its clinical application has been restricted by its administration time. This criterion standard study was undertaken between May 1997 and November 1998 to determine whether the self-administered PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is valid and useful for diagnosing mental disorders in primary care compared with the original clinician-administered PRIME-MD.​