Predictors of Recent Mental Health Service Use in a Medical Population: Implications for Integrated Care

@article{Ledoux2009PredictorsOR,
  title={Predictors of Recent Mental Health Service Use in a Medical Population: Implications for Integrated Care},
  author={Tracey Ledoux and Michael D. Barnett and Luz M Garcini and Jeff Baker},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={304-310}
}
This study investigated the relationship between physical and mental health and psychosocial variables and recent (within the last 12 months) mental health service use among 240 medical patients recruited from general and specialty outpatient clinics at an academic medical center. Results indicated 43.3% of the participants had recently received mental health services in the form of psychotropic medication (75%), psychotherapy (2%), or a combination of these treatments (20.2%). Among patients… CONTINUE READING