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Using a structured interview, the authors found that the prevalence of major depression and dysthymic disorder was 4.7% and 3.3%, respectively, in a community sample of 150 adolescents. All of the adolescents who met the criteria for major depression and dysthymic disorder had other psychiatric disorders as well; anxiety was the most frequent accompanying(More)
The prevalence of psychiatric disorders diagnosed according to DSM-III in adolescents in the general population is not known. The authors address this issue in a community sample of 150 adolescents 14-16 years of age. Structured interviews as well as other instruments were used to collect data. Twenty-eight (18.7%) of the 150 adolescents were identified as(More)
The study assessed the effect of screening for mental disorder by means of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) on the rate of detection of mental disorder by fourteen physicians in a primary-care clinic. After completing the GHQ, patients were randomised into control (722 patients) and experimental (730 patients) groups. GHQ results of the experimental(More)
The division of responsibility between general medical staff and mental specialists for care of persons with medical record diagnoses of mental disorders is documented in four organized health care settings. Rates of mental disorders identified in all departments ranged from 35.6 to 122.8 per 1,000 population. Specialty mental health departments treated(More)
Data are presented on the medical diagnoses and the type of general medical services used by persons with mental disorder diagnoses. This study is based on the 1975 experience of registrants in four medical programs contained in three organizational settings. The data on services were retrieved from each program's automated date system. The percent of(More)
The differential use of medical services by patients with and those without a diagnosis of mental disorder was examined in four adult populations by age, sex, diagnosis, and medical department used. The four settings offered comprehensive services to patients who varied greatly in socioeconomic status. In all four settings patients with a diagnosis of(More)
Comparisons of prepaid, Medicaid and fee-for-service patients using the Marshfield Clinic and affiliated non-Clinic physicians indicate that a well-organized multispecialty group can successfully provide accessible and responsive care to rural populations and integrate varying types of payment systems. Most patients were highly satisfied, but differences in(More)
The authors present comparative data on the extent, nature, and impact of diagnosed mental disorder among children under 18 years of age seen during 1975 in four organized health care settings. Between 3.3% and 10.1% of the children seen were diagnosed as having a mental disorder in the study year, representing an annual prevalence of between 2.2% and 8.2%(More)
A follow-up assessing uses of findings from NIMH-supported research on health and mental health services utilization in organized health care settings revealed a range of applications across the study sites. The research, conducted primarily for national policy purposes, had an impact on study sites in the following areas: clinician perceptions and(More)