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Can general practice help address youth mental health? A retrospective cross-sectional study in Dublin's south inner city

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Show simple item record Connolly, D. Leahy, Dorothy Bury, Gerard Gavin, Blanaid McNicholas, Fiona Meagher, David O'Kelly, F. D. Wiehe, P. Cullen, Walter 2015-07-10T08:47:47Z 2015-07-10T08:47:47Z 2012
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dc.description.abstract Aims: With general practice potentially having an important role in early intervention of mental and substance use disorders among young people, we aim to explore this issue by determining the prevalence of psychological problems and general practice/health service utilization among young people attending general practice. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study of patients attending three general practices in Dublin city. Results: Among a sample of young people (mostly women, 44% general medical services (GMS) eligible), we observed considerable contact with general practice, both lifetime and for the 2 years of the study. The mean consultation rate was 3.9 consultations in 2 years and psychosocial issues (most commonly stress/anxiety and depression) were documented in 35% of cases. Identification of psychosocial issues was associated with GMS eligibility, three or more doctor consultations, and documentation of smoking and drinking status. Conclusions: Psychosocial issues are common among young people attending general practice and more work on their epidemiology and further identification in general practice are advocated. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Early Intervention in Psychiatry;6 (3), pp. 332-40
dc.rights This is the author's version of the following article:The definitive version is available at en_US
dc.subject adolescent health en_US
dc.subject mental disorder en_US
dc.subject primary care en_US
dc.subject substance use en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.title Can general practice help address youth mental health? A retrospective cross-sectional study in Dublin's south inner city en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
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dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2015-07-09T15:55:05Z
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dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
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