Objective: Cognitive Behavioral Terapy and pharmacotherapy are experimentaly proven to be effective in treatment of depression. In this study, the attitude of Family Physicians for patients with depression towards depression treatment have been investigated.
Method:100 Family Physicians (FP) participated to the research who were reached between 29 October 2008- 29 December 2008. A questionnaire including 32 questions was performed. The collected data are analyzed by Descriptive Statistic Study, Chi-Square, Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis H tests.
Results: It was found that the Family Physicians who answered the question that the psychotherapy of the depressive patients should be performed the specialists as yes has a lower level of feeling of self sufficiency about monitoring and treatment of the depression than the ones giving the answer as no (p=0.026). It was found that there was a significant relation between giving positive answers to the questions about abnormalities related to biochemistry of heavy depression occurrences and psychotherapy tends to be unsuccessful for the depressive patients ( p
Key words: Family Physician, Depression, Attitude