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

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Show simple item record Leahy, Dorothy Schaffalitzky, Elizabeth Armstrong, Claire Bury, Gerard Cussen-Murphy, Paula Davis, Rachel Dooley, Barbara Gavin, Blanaid Keane, Rory Keenan, Eamon Latham, Linda Meagher, David McGorry, Pat McNicholas, Fiona O'Connor, Ray O'Dea, Ellen O'Keane, Veronica O'Toole, Thomas P. Reilly, Edel Ryan, Patrick Sanci, Lena Smyth, Bobby P. Cullen, Walter 2015-07-10T13:17:33Z 2015-07-10T13:17:33Z 2013
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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