It is estimated that depression is the reason for approximately 8 million physician office visits a year; more than half of those are with primary care physicians (PCP). What percentage of those patients seen by a PCP may actually fulfill the diagnostic criteria for “atypical depression?” And what exactly does atypical depression “look” like? It may be more common in your practice than you think.
Find out what you know and learn more as you go with this 5-question quiz.
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