Service use for mental health problems: findings from the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Philip Burgess, Jane Pirkis, Tim N Slade, Amy K Johnston, Graham Nicholas Meadows, Jane Maree Gunn

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Abstract

To provide an overview of 12 month rates of service use for mental health problems and mental disorders by the general Australian adult population. Method: Data came from the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (2007 NSMHWB), a nationally representative household survey of 8841 individuals aged between 16 and 85 years. Results: Overall, 11.9 of the general Australian adult population made use of any services for mental health problems in a 12 month period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615 - 623
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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