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Title: The interphase between family medicine and mental health
Authors: Grech, Anton
Axiak, Sally
Gerada, Clare
Keywords: Editorials
Family medicine -- Malta
Mental health -- Malta
Physicians (General practice)
Issue Date: 2016-12
Publisher: Malta College of Family Doctors
Citation: Grech, A., Axiak, S., & Gerada, C. (2016). The interphase between family medicine and mental health. Journal of the Malta College of Family Doctors, 5(3), 5-6.
Abstract: DeGruy (1996) stated that “it is fundamentally wrong to speak of mental health as if it is distinct from physical health or health in general”. Generally speaking, and across the world, primary care clinicians deal with mental symptoms as part of a larger more general problem and conversely mentally distressed patients often present with increased physical symptoms. However, and more so within Malta, whilst most patients with common mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, alcohol dependence) attend their general practitioner (GP) for help, the more severe and enduring end of the psychiatric spectrum is largely addressed by specialist services, with GPs acting largely only as conduits for referral (McDaid, 2013).
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