n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : appropriate special investigations for mental disorders in primary care

Volume 24, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... AppROpRIATE SpECIAL INvESTIGATIONS FOR MENTAL dISORdERS IN pRIMARY CARE CATHLEnE SELLER, MB ChB, FCPsych (SA), MMedPsych Senior Specialist, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital The use of screening investigations in psychiatry has been a topic of discussion for many years. According to Thomas screening investigations are performed for 4 main reasons: ? to exclude physical conditions presenting with psychiatric symptoms ? to exclude physical conditions resulting from psychiatric conditions ? to detect physical conditions coinciding with psychiatric illness ? to detect side-effects of treatment. Little has been said about appropriate special investigations for mental disorders in the ..

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