Year: 1976 Source: Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal, v.21, (1976), p.483-488 SIEC No: 19851050

The author compared a group of 261 psychiatric patients treated by a general practitioner to a similar group treated by mental health professionals. Treatment was equally successful for each group, which leads the author to conclude that a generalist M.D. can obtain results comparable to those of a specialist M.D. in treating psychiatric patient. For the group studied, a greater number of visits to the physician correlated with better improvement scores. 5 ref. (NBB)