Physicians speak out on depression

 This is a pretty interesting survey of physicians in regards to depression.  Rarely do you get to read about how physicians feel about treating depression.  The first link provides a narrative to a survey conducted by Medical News Today.  The second paragraph is a direct link to the Epocrates data.

Providing a voice to an often silent disease, Epocrates, Inc. surveyed 500 clinicians to identify trends in depression diagnosis, prevalence and treatment. People dealing with stress, whether in the workplace or at home, should take note; nearly all clinicians identified stress as the leading contributor to depression. This links to Medical News Today article.

Follow this link to Epocrates survey. 90% of clinicians noticed symptoms of depression in 20% of their patients. Clinicians say it is more difficult to treat men because they are less “open” than women, and more resistant to addressing depression. 85% of clinicians have seen an increase in patients with depression over the past 5 years.

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