In this study, 96 frequent attender patients in primary care were compared with 466 other primary care patients.
The focus was on psychiatric morbidity, current and former psychiatric treatment, and self-perceived was much greater among frequent attender patients than other patients (54% vs. 24%, p<0.01), and subclinical symptoms were common in both groups (34% vs. 43.2%). Depression and anxiety were the most common clinical entities among frequent attender patients.
However, very few patients had psychiatric treatment and the self-perceived need for treatment was low.
The significance of these findings is discussed in the paper.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Trouble anxieux, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Finlande, Europe, Médecin généraliste, Soin santé primaire, Santé mentale, Dépistage, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Depression, Mood disorder, Anxiety disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Finland, Europe, General practitioner, Primary health care, Mental health, Medical screening, Human
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Cote : 95-0210586
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 09/06/1995.