Males' mental health disadvantage: An estimation of gender-specific changes in service utilisation for mental and substance use disorders in Australia
Meredith G Harris, Sandra Diminic, Nicola Reavley, Amanda Baxter, Jane Pirkis, Harvey A Whiteford
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Concerns about low levels of service utilisation for mental and substance use disorders in Australia - especially among males - have prompted targeted help-seeking and stigma-reduction initiatives. Resulting changes in service utilisation according to gender are unknown. We modelled the percentage of Australian males with a mental or substance use disorder who used services each year between 2006-2007 and 2011-2012, and the types of services they used, relative to females. METHODS: Twelve-month prevalence of mental and substance use disorders, stratified by gender, was synthesised from existing estimates. The percentage of males and females with these disorders who used mental he..View full abstract
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This project was supported by the Movember Foundation and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement (APP1041131).