Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 17th, 2006
According to a report from Japan, "The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate, with the use of a questionnaire, how Japanese psychiatrists diagnose and treat a typical adult dysthymia case."
"Clinicians who routinely use operational diagnostic criteria (ODC) had more correct diagnoses than those who did not," said Taro Endo and colleagues at Niigata University. "Approximately 70% of psychiatrists who routinely use ODC chose selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI) as the first choice of treatment, while of those psychiatrists who do not use these...
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