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WFM / MEJFM April 2024

Mental Health Screening in Primary Care: A Literature Review

Walaa Abdulmohsin

Consultant family physician, Primary Health Care corporation, Qatar

Correspondence:
Dr Walaa Abdulmohsin
Consultant family physician, Primary Health Care corporation,
Qatar
Email: Waabdulmohsin@phcc.gov.qa.com

Received: Febuary 2024. Accepted: March 2024; Published: April 1, 2024.Citation: Walaa Abdulmohsin. Mental Health Screening in Primary Care: A Literature Review. World Family Medicine.
March 2024; 22(3): 39-42. DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2024.95257635


Abstract


This literature review explores the role of mental health screening in primary care settings. It provides an overview of the prevalence and impact of mental health disorders, the importance of early detection and intervention, and the challenges faced by primary care providers in identifying and managing mental health conditions. The review also examines various screening tools and strategies employed in primary care settings, highlighting their effectiveness and limitations. Finally, recommendations for future research and practice are discussed to enhance mental health screening and improve outcomes in primary care.

Keywords: mental health screening, primary care





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