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Table 1 Indicators/guideline criteria for referral

From: Referral of patients with depression to mental health care by Dutch general practitioners: an observational study

Guideline criteria for referral Other patient characteristics GP/practice characteristics
Stopped two or more antidepressants Age Years of experience as a GP
Perceived need for (more) psychotherapy/counselling Gender Special interest in depression
Perceived need for more or other treatment other than psychotherapy/counselling Presence of chronic somatic diseases Presence of mental health professional in GP practice
More than 12 months with depression in past two years Comorbid anxiety disorder past year  
Suicidal ideations past week or suicide attempt ever