[A study on current research status of psychiatric disorders, depression and suicide in Korea: Part Ⅰ. A study on current status and unmet need for the treatment of psychiatric disorders in Korea]

Han C, Kim MJ, Jang B, Park SY, Park K, Pae CU, Yang J
Record ID 32013000668
Original Title: 국내 정신질환 관련 연구현황 파악 및 우울증 자살에 대한 연구: 1세부: 국내 정신질환 치료현황 및 치료요구도 조사연구
Authors' recommendations: To promote the utility of psychiatric service and fundamentally improve mental health of people, this study aims (Ed note: purpose statements should be written in present tense) to investigate the current status on limited use of psychiatric service and to determine its unmet needs in patients with mental illness. A cross-sectional survey was performed on psychiatric outpatients in 9 university hospitals in Korea, from October 2011 through February 2012. A total of 737 patients' answers were finally included in this analysis. Many psychiatric patients could not immediately visit the psychiatric department mainly due to the lack of recognition, suggesting that publicity and education for the general public and physicians in other medical departments would be needed. Also, an extension of information sharing and accessible suppliers for psychiatric services would be demanded to promote utility of psychiatric services in patients with mental illness in Korea.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: South Korea
MeSH Terms
  • Republic of Korea
Organisation Name: National Evidence-based healthcare Collaborating Agency
Contact Address: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA), 3~5F Health and Welfare Social Administration B/D, 400 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea.
Contact Name: int@neca.re.kr
Contact Email: int@neca.re.kr
Copyright: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA)
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