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Recognition and treatment of depression in patients with chronic physical diseases in family practice

Ino Kermc ; Dom zdravlja Zagreb - Centar
Danko Relić ; Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
Tea Lujo ; Dom zdravlja Dubrovnik
Venija Cerovečki ; Dom zdravlja Zagreb - Centar

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 342 Kb

str. 95-98

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Depression is a common disease in a family physician's daily work but is still not sufficiently recognized. The aim of this paper is to examine the characteristics of diagnosis and treatment of depressed patients without chronic physical disease (CPD) compared to those with depression and one or more CPDs. The PubMed database was searched. The inclusion criteria met the articles written in Croatian or English, published between 2000 and 2018.
By gradual filtration of the searched topics, 93 publications were selected. It was found that symptoms of depression can be masked by the symptoms of CPD. An increased number of visits to family physician was recognized as a factor that improved the recognition of depression. Publications that analyzed the treatment of depression indicate the need for effective psychotherapy techniques along the pharmacological treatment with antidepressants.
Recognizing and treating depression is a major burden to today's healthcare system and a major challenge in the family physician's daily work.

Ključne riječi

depression, chronic disease, comorbidity, primary care

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