Hi, am curious to know if depression is one of the illnesses that GP's receive a bonus for diagnosing. Having been back and forward to my gp over the years with autoimmune diseases, some with symptoms that can make you feel very low, I've often been asked whether I feel depressed and whether I think I have depression. I've then been asked to fill out a simplistic form. My usual answer is that yes I do feel low and depressed when dealing with some of my symptoms but I don't think I have depression. Is this issuing of forms widespread and if so does it serve a use in identifying people with depression who would be likely to slip off the radar?
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