Year: 1988 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.18, no.2, (May 1988). p.469-475 SIEC No: 19890675

Depressive thoughts were commonly reported by a sample of patients attending a south London GP. Their occurrence corresponded more closely with a psychiatrist’s than the GP’s diagnosis of depression; a ‘scale’ composed of questions about depressive thinking discriminated well between depressed and non-depressed men, but was a much poorer discriminator in the women.