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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 November; 30(220): 678–681.
PMCID: PMC2159697

Management of neurotic problems in general practice


Very little is known of how general practitioners assess and treat psychological problems, which make up a substantial proportion of consultations. Sequential case histories were used as a basis for interviews with 20 experienced doctors. There was considerable agreement about diagnosis but wide variation in treatment. It is argued that clarification of precise strategies could be a basis for evaluation and improved care.

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