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Depressive Symptoms Are Often Unrecognized in Gynaecological Practice

Citation

Buekens, Pierre; Heeringen, Kees van; Boutsen, Michel; Smekens, Pascale; & Mattellaer, Pierre (1998). Depressive Symptoms Are Often Unrecognized in Gynaecological Practice. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 81(1), 43-5.

Abstract

We performed a study on depressive symptoms in gynaecological practice in Belgium, identifying depressive symptoms according to both practitioners' opinions and the scores on a scale developed to detect depression in general medical settings. According to the 170 participating gynaecologists, 12% of the 2174 women they interviewed had symptoms of depression. However, 35% had two or more positive answers on the Depression Scale, and 19% had four or more positive answers. Our results suggest that depressive symptoms are often not identified in clinical gynaecological practice.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0301-2115(98)00134-1

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Author(s)

Buekens, Pierre
Heeringen, Kees van
Boutsen, Michel
Smekens, Pascale
Mattellaer, Pierre

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

81

Issue Number

1

Pages

43-5

Reference ID

1266