Patterns of mental health service utilization : The contribution of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy research to national mental health care.
How many and which individuals, with which psychiatric disorders, receive (and do not receive) mental health services from which professionals in what settings ?
This question falls within the purview of mental health services research, which is a multidisciplinary field that brings together the methodologies of epidemiology, econometrics, and clinical research.
First, in this article, we present an explication of what is known about those individuals in need of psychotherapy and how they access services.
Next, we describe the numbers, professional affiliations, and service sites of professionals who are engaged in the practice of psychotherapy.
We summarize our current knowledge about the actual utilization of psychotherapy services relative to the needs of patients and the professional background of therapists.
Finally, we identify aspects of psychotherapy service utilization that are, as yet, unaddressed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Utilisation, Service santé, Santé mentale, Accessibilité, Psychothérapie, Personnel sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Système santé, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Use, Health service, Mental health, Accessibility, Psychotherapy, Health staff, United States, North America, America, Human, Health system, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0399907
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.