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Integrating mental health into primary care in Sverdlovsk

Jenkins, Rachel, Bobyleva, Zinaida, Goldberg, David, Gask, Linda, Zacroeva, Alla G., Potasheva, Angelina, Krasnov, Valery and McDaid, David (2009) Integrating mental health into primary care in Sverdlovsk. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 6 (1). pp. 29-36. ISSN 1756-834X

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Abstract

Introduction: Mental disorders occur as frequently in Russia as elsewhere, but the common mental disorders, especially depression, have gone largely unrecognised and undiagnosed by policlinic staff and area doctors. Methods: This paper describes the impact and sustainability of a multi-component programme to facilitate the integration of mental health into primary care, by situation appraisal, policy dialogue, development of educational materials, provision of a training programme and the publication of standards and good practice guidelines to improve the primary care of mental disorders in the Sverdlovsk region of the Russian Federation. Results: The multi-component programme has resulted in sustainable training about common mental disorders, not only of family doctors but also of other cadres and levels of professionals, and it has been well integrated with Sverdlovsk's overall programme of health sector reforms. Conclusion: It is possible to facilitate the sustainable integration of mental health into primary care within the Russian context. While careful adaptation will be needed, the approach adopted here may also hold useful lessons for policy makers seeking to integrate mental health within primary care in other contexts and settings.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.radcliffe-oxford.com/journals/J20_Menta...
Additional Information: © 2009 Radcliffe Publishing
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 09:36
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32683/

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