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dc.contributorNaqvi, H.A.EN
dc.contributorSabzwari, S.EN
dc.contributorHussain, S.EN
dc.contributorIslam, M.EN
dc.contributorZaman, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:50:17Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:50:17Z
dc.date.issued2012EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/05/18_5_2012_0446_0453.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118259
dc.description446-453EN
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the knowledge and management of common psychiatric disorders by general practitioners [‎GPs]‎ in Karachi, Pakistan, Structured interviews were carried out in 2009 with 360 GPs selected by cluster random sampling. Patients with psychiatric disorders were estimated to be up to 10% of the daily caseload according to 71.8% of doctors. Two-thirds of GPs were unaware of the ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for depression and anxiety disorders. Benzodiazepines were the most recognized category of medication [‎75.3%]‎ and were the most commonly used medication for all mental health conditions. Fewer GPs were familiar with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [‎35.1%]‎ or tricyclic antidepressants [‎20.2%]‎. Lack of time and patients financial constraints were reported to be barriers to care. Most GPs [‎69.2%]‎ had not received any recent medical education about mental health problems. Gaps in GPs' knowledge about the management of mental disorders have implications for the rational use of psychotropic medications in primary careEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAnxiety DisordersEN
dc.subjectAwarenessEN
dc.subjectGeneral PractitionersEN
dc.subjectHealth SurveysEN
dc.subjectBenzodiazepinesEN
dc.subjectAntidepressive Agents, TricyclicEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subject.meshDepressionEN
dc.titleGeneral practitioners' awareness and management of common psychiatric disorders: a community-based survey from Karachi, PakistanEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (‎5)‎, 446-453, 2012


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