Mental health problems with HIV and hepatitis C
Since then, more than 1200 referrals have been made by GPs and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, according to a review published in Australasian Psychiatry.
“Psychiatric intervention, aside from improving quality of life for patients and carers, often improves adherence to treatment and thereby improves clinical outcomes,” they wrote.
GPs have reported improvement among their patients, as well as expanded opportunities in their practices.
“GPs have become more confident using psychotropic medication and may consult rather than refer in some cases,” the authors said.