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  1. Mental disorders and disability among patients in a primary care group practice.

    Article - En anglais


    This article examines social and occupational disability associated with several DSM-IV mental disorders in a group of adult primary care outpatients.


    The subjects were 1,001 primary care patients (aged 18-70 years) in a large health maintenance organization.

    Data on each patient's sociodemographic characteristics and functional disability, including scores on the Sheehan Disability Scale, were collected at the time ofa medical visit.

    A structured diagnostic interview for current DSM-IV disorders was then completed by a mental health professional over the telephone within 4 days of the visit.


    The most prevalent disorders were phobias (7.7%), major depressive disorder (7.3%), alcohol use disorders (5.2%), generalized anxiety disorder (3.7%), and panic disorder (3.0%). A total of 8.3% of the patients met the criteria for more than one mental disorder.

    The proportion of patients with co-occurring mental disorders varied by index disorder from 50.0% (alcohol use disorder) to 89.2% (generalized anxiety disorder).

    Compared with patients who had a single mental disorder, patients with co-occurring disorders reported significantly more disability in social and occupational functioning. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Soin santé primaire, Aptitude sociale, Aptitude professionnelle, Facteur sociodémographique, Capacité fonctionnelle, Epidémiologie, Homme, Psychopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Primary health care, Social aptitude, Vocational aptitude, Sociodemographic factor, Functional capacity, Epidemiology, Human, Psychopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0073342

    Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 14/05/1998.