Primary care physicians rarely package depression assessments with patient screenings for hazardous alcohol use, according to a study.  See the link: http://www.jabfm.org/content/31/5/724.  In research published this week in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, scientists found screenings identify symptoms of depression that doctors may not otherwise notice. Primary care settings are an “untapped resource” to treat depression, according to first author Dr. Matthew Hirschtritt, a forensic psychiatry fellow at University of California San Francisco.

Lead Research/Investigator

Dr. Stacy Sterling

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