Year: 2006 Source: Omega, v.54, no.1, (2006-2007), p.53-57 SIEC No: 20090706

An education program for general practitioners on treating patients with depressive disorders & panic disorders was implemented in one district in Hungary in 1998. A neighbouring district was used as a control. Although the educational program was followed by an increase in referrals for panic disorder in the target district, there was no impact on referrals for depressive disorders, the prescribing of antidepressants by the general practitioners, or the suicide rate. (14 refs.)