A depresszió prevalenciája az alapellátásban Magyarországon

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of major depression in primary care practices in Hungary

Torzsa Péter, Rihmer Zoltán, Gonda Xénia, Sebestyén Bea, Szokontor Nóra, Kalabay László

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Depression is frequent in primary care, but correct diagnosis of these disorders is a challenge for general practitioners. Our current study describes the point prevalence of affective syndromes meeting DSM-IV criteria for depression in 984 adult patients visiting primary care practices. General practitioners applied the Beck Depression Inventory and the PRIME-MD screening tool. In case of all depressive disorders according to DSM-IV criteria (major depression, major depression in partial remission, dysthymia, minor depression) current prevalence rate was 18.5%, while point prevalence of only major depressive episode was 7.3%. Using the Beck Depression Inventory, general practitioners could diagnose current depression with a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 56%, while in case of major depressive episode sensitivity was 83% and specificity was 23%. These results parallel earlier data from Hungary as well as from other countries and they also support that the PRIME-MD and the Beck Depression Inventory may be a useful screening tool for depressive disorders in general practice.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of major depression in primary care practices in Hungary
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalNeuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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