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dc.contributor.authorDuric, Predragen
dc.contributor.authorHarhaji, Sanjaen
dc.contributor.authorO'May, Fionaen
dc.contributor.authorBoderscova, Larisaen
dc.contributor.authorChihai, Janaen
dc.contributor.authorComo, Arielen
dc.contributor.authorHranov, Georgi L.en
dc.contributor.authorMihai, Adrianaen
dc.contributor.authorSotiri, Eugjenen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-13T17:25:29Z
dc.date.available2018-11-13T17:25:29Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-02
dc.identifier.citationDuric, P., Harhaji, S., O'May, F., Boderscova, L., Chihai, J., Como, A., Hranov, G. L., Mihai, A. & Sotiri, E. (2018) General practitioners' views towards diagnosing and treating depression in five South-Eastern European countries. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 13(5), pp. 1155-1164.en
dc.identifier.issn1751-7893en
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9059
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1111/eip.12747
dc.description.abstractAim: To assess and compare general practitioners’ views of diagnosing and treating depression in five South Eastern European countries. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Albania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Serbia. The sample included 467 general practitioners who completed a hard-copy self-administered questionnaire, consisting of self-assessment questions related to diagnosing and treating depression. Results: The most common barriers to managing depression in general practice reported by GPs were: patients’ unwillingness to discuss depressive symptoms (92.3%); appointment time too short to take an adequate history (91.9%), barriers for prescribing appropriate treatment (90.6%); and patients’ reluctance to be referred to a psychiatrist (89.1%). Most GPs (78.4%) agreed that recognizing depression was their responsibility, 71.7% were confident in diagnosing depression, but less than one third (29.6%) considered that they should treat it. Conclusions: Improvements to the organisation of mental health care in all five countries should consider better training for GPs in depression diagnosis and treatment; the availability of mental health care specialists at primary care level, with ensured equal and easy access for all patients; and the removal of potential legal barriers for diagnosis and treatment of depression.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder: National Institute of Health Fogarty International Center, Grants: ID43TW009122-01en
dc.description.urihttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17517893en
dc.format.extent1155-1164
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.ispartofEarly Intervention in Psychiatryen
dc.rights© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Duric, P., Harhaji, S., O'May, F., Boderscova, L., Chihai, J., Como, A., Hranov, G. L., Mihai, A. & Sotiri, E. (2018) General practitioners' views towards diagnosing and treating depression in five South-Eastern European countries. Early Intervention in Psychiatry (In Press), which has been published in final form at: https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.12747. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
dc.titleGeneral practitioners' views towards diagnosing and treating depression in five South-Eastern European countriesen
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dcterms.dateAccepted2018-09-09
dc.description.volume13
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qmu.authorDuric, Predrag
qmu.authorO'May, Fiona
qmu.centreInstitute for Global Health and Developmenten
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