Pathways to psychiatric care in South Manchester.

  title={Pathways to psychiatric care in South Manchester.},
  author={Richard A Gater and David Goldberg},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
Of 250 patients newly referred to the mental illness services of South Manchester, almost two-thirds were referred directly by their GPs; a further third were referred by hospital doctors. Non-medical sources of referral accounted for only 2% of new cases. Patients with somatic problems had the longest interval between seeking care and referral to the psychiatric services. Being employed was associated with a longer delay before seeking care; among women, those living with their husbands or… CONTINUE READING

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