Accession Number : ADA134801

Title :   Mental Health Care in a Fleet Mental Health Support Unit.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Chaffee,R B ; Bally,R E

PDF Url : ADA134801

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The present study sought to describe the patient population and service delivery at a single small Navy outpatient mental health clinic by collecting data directly from patient/clinician encounters. The total sample included 240 Navy officers and enlisted personnel and 6 Marine Corps service members seen during a 9-month period. Major findings were that most patients were referred from the base dispensary's sick call, that services provided consisted almost exclusively of evaluation and individual psychotherapy, and that a large proportion of patients seen (56.3%) received no psychiatric diagnosis. Further, the problems presented by patients seen reflected difficulties in terms of their implications for the delivery of outpatient mental health services in the Navy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mental health, *Military medicine, *Outpatient clinics, *Naval personnel, Enlisted personnel, Officer personnel, Patients, Diagnosis(General), Psychiatry, Data acquisition, Clinical medicine, Organizations, Operational effectiveness

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE