Mental health referral patterns by family medicine educators

Thomas N. Wise, Lee S. Mann, Richard M. Berlin, Isidore Berenbaum

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Abstract

Directors of Family Medicine residency programs were surveyed to ascertain which mental health professionals are utilized to deliver psychosocial treatments. Family practitioners themselves are frequent providers for a wide variety of psychosocial treatments. Psychiatrists are referred patients for activites that are traditionally within the realm of psychiatric treatments such as management of chronically psychotic patients, inpatient hospitalization, and utilitization of antidepressant medication. These patterns are important as they may reflect future clinical behavior of Family Medicine residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-469
Number of pages5
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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