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South African Medical Journal

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Depression in general practice

BJ Lans, CL Strauss

Abstract


The object of this study is to increase the general practitioner's awareness of the prevalence of depression, its multifaceted presentation in all age groups and the concomitant danger of suicide. It highlights the vital role the general practitioner can play in the early diagnosis and adequate treatment of this disorder.

S Afr Med J 1995; 85: 577-580



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