Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings

Nagel, Tricia, Kavanagh, David J., Barclay, Lesley, Trauer, Thomas, Chenhall, Richard, Frendin, Jennifer, & Griffin, Carolyn (2011) Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(S1), 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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ID Code: 46385
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Primary Health Care, Depression, Brief Psychotherapy
DOI: 10.3109/10398562.2011.583070
ISSN: 1039-8562
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: © 2011 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2011 23:14
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2012 06:32

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