Skip to main content
×
×
Home

General practitioner and psychotherapist referrals to a specialist psychotherapy centre

  • Frank Margison (a1) and Alistair Stewart (a2)
Abstract

General practitioners (GPs) were surveyed by questionnaire to determine their views on the indications for specialist psychotherapy and their estimates about the number of patients they thought should be referred. GPs had good awareness of the types of treatments available. There was close agreement between referring and non-referring GPs and with specialists on the indications for treatment. Estimates about demand for services showed that those who had not referred in the previous year estimated higher rates than those who had referred. GPs and specialists show good overall agreement on level of service and the indications for its use.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      General practitioner and psychotherapist referrals to a specialist psychotherapy centre
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      General practitioner and psychotherapist referrals to a specialist psychotherapy centre
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      General practitioner and psychotherapist referrals to a specialist psychotherapy centre
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
Correspondence
References
Hide All
American Psychiatric Association (1987) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd edn, revised) (DSM–III–R). Washington, DC: APA.
Alexander, D. & Eagles, J. (1990) Which neurotic patients are offered which psychotherapy? British Journal of Psychotherapy, 5, 401410.
Caine, T. M. & Smail, D. J. (1967) Attitudes of psychiatrists to staff roles and treatment methods. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 40, 179182.
Goldberg, D. & Huxley, P. (1980) Mental Illness in the Community: The Pathway to Psychiatric Care. London: Tavistock.
Reder, P. & Tyson, R. L. (1980) Who receives psychotherapy? A study of demographic and patient characteristics. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 26, 5668.
Shen, J. & Murray, J. (1981) Psychotherapy with the disadvantaged. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 35, 268275.
Shepherd, M., Cooper, B., Brown, A., et al (1966) Psychiatric Illness in General Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Siassi, I. & Messer, S. B. (1976) Psychotherapy with patients from lower socio-economic groups. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 30, 2938.
Tyrer, P., Remington, M. & Alexander, J. (1987) The outcome of neurotic disorders after out-patient and day hospital care. British Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 5762.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 1 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 5 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 19th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

General practitioner and psychotherapist referrals to a specialist psychotherapy centre

  • Frank Margison (a1) and Alistair Stewart (a2)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *