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Early intervention for youth mental health and substance use disorders: the role of the GP

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dc.contributor.author Leahy, Dorothy
dc.contributor.author Schaffalitzky, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Claire
dc.contributor.author Bury, Gerard
dc.contributor.author Cussen-Murphy, Paula
dc.contributor.author Davis, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Dooley, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Gavin, Blanaid
dc.contributor.author Keane, Rory
dc.contributor.author Keenan, Eamon
dc.contributor.author Latham, Linda
dc.contributor.author Meagher, David
dc.contributor.author McGorry, Pat
dc.contributor.author McNicholas, Fiona
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Ray
dc.contributor.author O'Dea, Ellen
dc.contributor.author O'Keane, Veronica
dc.contributor.author O'Toole, Thomas P.
dc.contributor.author Reilly, Edel
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Sanci, Lena
dc.contributor.author Smyth, Bobby P.
dc.contributor.author Cullen, Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-10T13:17:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-10T13:17:33Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4538
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In Ireland, psychological morbidity has been reported in 21-27% of young adults, while the rate of youth suicide is the fourth highest of 26 European Union countries. The challenge of youth mental health for primary care is especially evident in socio-economically disadvantaged areas where risk factors for mental health problems are especially common. Mental health care in primary care has been defined as “the provision of basic preventive and curative mental health care at the first point of contact of entry into the health care system” (WHO, 2001). However despite frequent interaction with general practice, young people may be reluctant to contact general practitioners (GPs), or even recognise them as a source of help when distressed. Health professionals also face many challenges when trying to identify the mental and substance use disorders, including fear of ‘over-medicalising’ young lives and misinterpreting depression as a normal response to the wider psychosocial context of a young person’s life. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Inaugural University Hospital Limerick (UHL) Research Symposium;
dc.subject youth mental health en_US
dc.subject early intervention en_US
dc.subject GPs en_US
dc.title Early intervention for youth mental health and substance use disorders: the role of the GP en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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