- 4-8% of primary care patients currently suffer from major depression.
- 50% of depressed patients are not recognized at a primary care visit.
- 40% of diagnosed patients who begin antidepressant medication discontinue their prescription in the first month without notifying their healthcare professional.
- Depression causes impairment comparable to or greater than the most common medical conditions-diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.
What's good for your practice is really good for your patients.