Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings
Nagel, Tricia, Kavanagh, David, Barclay, Lesley, Trauer, Thomas, Chenhall, Richard, Frendin, Jennifer, and Griffin, Carolyn (2011) Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings. Australasian Psychiatry, 19 (Supplement 1). S17-S19.
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Objective: Australian Indigenous peoples in remote and rural settings continue to have limited access to treatment for mental illness. Comorbid disorders complicate presentations in primary care where Indigenous youths and perinatal women are at particular risk. Despite this high comorbidity there are few examples of successful models of integrated treatment. This paper outlines these challenges and provides recommendations for practice that derive from recent developments in the Northern Territory.
Conclusions: There is a strong need to develop evidence for the effectiveness of integrated and culturally informed individual and service level interventions. We describe the Best practice in Early intervention Assessment and Treatment of depression and substance misuse study which seeks to address this need.
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|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%|
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2012 15:01|
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