Preventative mental health care: accessing the target population.

@article{Phillips1999PreventativeMH,
  title={Preventative mental health care: accessing the target population.},
  author={Lisa J. Phillips and Alison R. Yung and Nathan Charles Hearn and Catherine McFarlane and Mats Hallgren and Patrick D. McGorry},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          912-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Preventative approaches to mental illness are becoming a focus of clinical and research settings. To date, however, few clinical programs have been established with this primary aim. This descriptive paper summarises patterns of referral to one service providing clinical care for young people known to be at high risk of developing a psychotic illness. METHODS AND RESULTS A 20-month survey of referrals to the service revealed that most patients had a prolonged and circuitous route to… CONTINUE READING
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