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. 2008 Jun;5(2):79-83.

Rates of Depression Among Men Attending high-HIV-caseload General Practices in Australia

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Rates of Depression Among Men Attending high-HIV-caseload General Practices in Australia

Limin Mao et al. Ment Health Fam Med. .
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Abstract

This paper compares rates of current depression among men attending high-HIV-caseload general practices in New South Wales and South Australia. Current depression was assessed by the treating general practitioner (GP), using the nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), and by patient self-reporting. The study found that GPs, the PHQ-9 screening tool and patients were equally likely to identify current depression. High rates of depression were observed among the men attending general practice, with the highest rates among men with HIV and men who did not identify as either heterosexual or homosexual.

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Rates of current depression as measured by patient self-reporting, the PHQ-9 patient screening tool, and GP clinical diagnosis among men attending high-HIV-caseload general practices in New South Wales and South Australia (n = 704). Out of the 721 men who had data from both the patient and GP surveys, 17 men were excluded due to missing data

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