n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Mental health and primary care : main article
|Article Title||Mental health and primary care : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Aug 2006|
|Pages||424 - 425|
|Keyword(s)||Conceptual model, Consultation, Management, Mental health, Primary care and South Africa|
The 6 most common mental disorders in primary care are depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol-use disorders, unexplained somatic complaints, chronic tiredness, and sleep disorders. <BR>These disorders are often overlooked in the traditional primary care consultation. <BR>A mental health management package designed by the WHO has been adapted for use in South Africa by a group of family physicians, who developed a new conceptual model of the mental health consultation in primary care.
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