Psychiatric morbidity among frequent attender patients in primary care.
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.