Referral for depression
Name depress_referral
Chapter Mental and behavioral disorders/Depression
GP referral to mental health service for depression or other mental health

disorder. Note: We identified the Read codes that imply referral to mental

health service (please see the table below), and then applied diagnosis Read

codes and referral Read c
Data Type Categorical
Data sources GPRD
Dictionaries Read
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range 01/01/1900 - 25/03/2010
Agreed 18.01.2012 (Revision 2)
Category Definition
0 Not referred
1 Referred to psychologist/psychotherapist
2 Referred to psychiatric nurse
3 Referred to psychiatrist / mental health team
4 Other referral
5 Under care of mental health team
Category assigned based on code list.
Codelist version
Codelist authors
Creation date
Category (code) Read code Read term CPRD Medcode
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