Common mental disorders, explanatory models and consultation behaviour among Indian women living in the UK.

@article{Jacob1998CommonMD,
  title={Common mental disorders, explanatory models and consultation behaviour among Indian women living in the UK.},
  author={K. S. Jacob and Dinesh Kumar Bhugra and Keith R. Lloyd and Anthony H. Mann},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={66-71}
}
Women of Indian origin are said to have a lower rate of recognized common mental disorders and a higher frequency of consultation in primary care than white British. The aim of this study was to evaluate factors, including explanatory models (patient perspectives) of illness, associated with common mental disorders and with frequency of consultation among women of Indian origin in primary care. The investigation was conducted in a general practice in West London with a large Indian population… CONTINUE READING

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