Background: Depression continues to be under-diagnosed in primary care settings. One factor that influences physicians’ likelihood of diagnosing depression is patients’ presentation style. Patients who initially present with somatic symptoms are diagnosed at a lower rate and with greater delay than patients who present with psychosocial complaints. Objectives: To identify the barriers preventing depression diagnosis in somatically presenting patients in an Eastern European primary care setting.
Atsauce: Leff, M. S., Vrubļevska, J., Lūse, A., Rancāns, E. (2017) Latvian family physicians’ experience diagnosing depression in somatically presenting depression patients: A qualitative study’. European Journal of General Practice. Taylor & Francis, 23(1), pp. 91–97.