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Do patients want to disclose psychological problems to GPs

Bushnell, John; McLeod, Deborah; Dowell, Anthony; Salmond, Clare; Ramage, Stella; Collings, Sunny; Ellis, Pete; Kljakovic, Marjan; McBain, Lynn


Background. GPs are an accessible health care provider for most patients with mental disorders and are gatekeepers to specialist care. The extent to which patients consider their primary care team as relevant to their mental health problems needs to be explored. Objectives. To explore reasons why patients choose not to disclose psychological problems to GPs, and to discuss the implications for the provision of primary mental health care. Methods. A cross-sectional survey of consecutive patients...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Family Practice
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmi080


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