Frequency and quality of mental health treatment for affective and anxiety disorders among Australian adults
Meredith G Harris, Megan J Hobbs, Philip M Burgess, Jane E Pirkis, Sandra Diminic, Dan J Siskind, Gavin Andrews, Harvey A Whiteford
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency, type and quality of mental health treatment among Australian adults with past-year affective and/or anxiety disorders. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective analysis of data for 8831 adults aged 16-85 years interviewed for the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, of whom 17% (n = 1517) met International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10) criteria for a past-year affective and/or anxiety disorder. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Three levels of mental health treatment received in the past year: (1) any consultation with a health professional for mental health; (2) any evidence-based intervention (antidepressant medication..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement
This project was supported by the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (grant SG0005-000169) and the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement (APP1041131).