Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 277–281

Integrating psychiatry into primary care: an experimental model

  • J. D. Adeyemi
  • R. O. Jegede
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/BF00802050

Cite this article as:
Adeyemi, J.D. & Jegede, R.O. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (1994) 29: 277. doi:10.1007/BF00802050


General practitioners (GPs) working in a busy primary care setting attached to a teaching hospital were exposed to patient-centred feedback teaching in which symptoms elicited by the general practitioner (GP) and an interview schedule in the index patient were used as a focus for instruction. Each of the seven GPs who completed the study had an average of 52 validated exposures spread over 3 months. Three of them became much better at detecting psychiatric disorders, two showed no noticeable improvement and two showed some deterioration. The personality and disposition of the GPs, rather than their years of experience, determined their response to the training programme. The implications of the findings is highlighted.

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Adeyemi
    • 1
  • R. O. Jegede
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychiatric DepartmentQueen's Park HospitalBlackburnUK
  2. 2.University College HospitalIbadanNigeria
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry, College of MedicineLagos University Teaching HospitalLagosNigeria

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