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Consensus Statement on the Primary Care Management of Depression From the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety

James C. Ballenger, MD; Jonathan R. T. Davidson, MD; Yves Lecrubier, MD; David J. Nutt, MD, PhD (International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety); David Goldberg, DM; Kathryn M. Magruder, PhD; Herbert C. Schulberg, PhD; André Tylee, MD; and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, PhD

Published: July 1, 1999

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Depressive syndromes can occur with various degrees of severity and duration, ranging from major depression to subthreshold depressive disorders such as minor depression or brief recurrent depression. Most clinical evidence on the prevalence, burden, and management of depressive disorders has been gained in studies of major depression. In formulating our views on primary care management of depressive disorders, we have focused on major depression.’ ‹’ ‹

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