An Approach to Treating Depressive and Psychotic Illness in Indigenous Communities

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Abstract

This study is one of the activities of a multi-site research program, the Australian Mental Health Initiative (AIMhi), funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. AIMhi in the Northern Territory collaborated with Aboriginal mental health workers and Northern Territory remote service providers in developing a range of resources and strategies to promote improved Indigenous mental health outcomes. A brief intervention that combines the principles of motivational interviewing, problem solving therapy and chronic disease self-management is described. The intervention has been integrated into a randomised controlled trial. Early findings suggest that the strategy and its components are well received by clients with chronic mental illness, and their carers, in remote communities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Chronic Disease
Motivational Interviewing
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Biomedical Research
Randomized Controlled Trials
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An Approach to Treating Depressive and Psychotic Illness in Indigenous Communities. / Nagel, Tricia; Robinson, Gary; Trauer, Tom; Condon, John.

In: Australian Journal of Primary Health, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008, p. 17-24.

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