Brief Approach to Mental Health Screening
Although most family physicians acknowledge the importance of screening for mental health problems, in fact few have a systematic way to pursue this goal. Despite the fact there are well studied, effective screening tools such as Prime-MD, screening is seldom undertaken. There are rational reasons why family physicians do not use such instruments. Prime-MD is a good example. It comprises 16 questions, which is time-consuming; and it is difficult to fit into a typical health care maintenance visit in a busy family physician’s practice.
KeywordsSuicidal Ideation Family Physician Adjustment Disorder Mental Health Screening Early Morning Awakening
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