Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Primary Care Version

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The pervasiveness of mood disorders is striking and well known to primary care practitioners. Treatment of these disorders is complicated by lack of public awareness about and prejudice against admitting to having such a condition. For example, the single mother who saw me last week to treat her child’s attention deficit had attributed the last 5 years of intense mood swings to the stress of raising a hyperactive child.​

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 1999;1(2):54-55