Psychological Medicine

Research Article

Specialist mental health treatment in general practice: a meta-analysis

Matteo Balestrieria1, Paul Williamsa1 and Greg Wilkinsona1 c1

a1 Cattedra di Psicologia Medica, Istituto di Psichiatria, Universita di Verona, Italy and the General Practice Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, London

Abstract

A meta-analysis of studies was carried out to compare treatment by specialist mental health professionals in the general practice setting and ‘usual GP treatment ’. Overall, treatment by specialist mental health professionals had a 10% greater success rate.

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c1 Address for correspondence: Dr G. Wilkinson, General Practice Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF.

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