Observational studies of depression in primary care: what do we know?

Gilchrist, Gail; Gunn, Jane
BMC family practice; 2007;8:28. PMID: 17493280
The Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.


We undertook a systematic review of observational studies of depression in primary care to determine 1) the nature and scope of the published studies 2) the methodological quality of the studies; 3) the identified recovery and risk factors for persistent depression and 3) the treatment and health service use patterns among patients.