Primary health care is in the central position in the general sphere of mental health services.
THis article deals with, as a part of a joint Nordic project, the occurrence of mental disorders of patients in primary health care as based on the material (n=1,000) collected in the health centre of Turku.
The relation of the occurrence of mental disorders as diagnosed by means of a standardized psychiatric interview method (PSE) to the disorders, recognized by general practitioners (GPs) working in the health centre is also observed.
It was found that one fourth of the patients had a clear mental disorder that required treatment, while studies in the general population, using the same method, reveal only 10% as having some kind of mental disorder.
Three quarters of the evident mental disorders recognized by GPs were diagnosed as such also by the PSE, but the GPs were capable of recognizing only 43% of the cases identified by the PSE.
On the basis of these results, the importance of the mental health issue in the basic and postgraduate training of the general practitioners must be emphasized.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Santé mentale, Finlande, Europe, Organisation santé, Centre santé, Diagnostic, Trouble psychiatrique, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Mental health, Finland, Europe, Public health organization, Health center, Diagnosis, Mental disorder, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0163089
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 09/06/1995.