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Logo of brjgenpracThe British Journal of General Practice
Br J Gen Pract. 2000 November; 50(460): 905–906.
PMCID: PMC1313855

Treating depression in general practice: factors affecting patients' treatment preferences.

R Churchill, M Khaira, V Gretton, C Chilvers, M Dewey, C Duggan, A Lee, and Nottingham Counselling and Antidepressants in Primary Care (CAPC) Study Group


We performed a cross-sectional survey of general practice attenders to determine their preferences regarding treatment for depression and characteristics associated with such preferences. Counselling was more popular than drug therapy (antidepressants), particularly among women, those who believed antidepressants are addictive, and those who had received such treatment in the past.

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