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Comments on the Productivity Commission draft report on mental health and well being

November 5, 2019

The draft report from the Productivity Commission is a comprehensive overview of mental health issues in Australia. I have selected some  sections relevant to civil psychiatry. However first a few general comments. The term Mental Health is taken as a whole, collapsing categories of people ranging from those feeling distressed because of environmental stressors, eg adjustment disorders, to people with serious mental illness. The following quote illustrates the confusion: • In any year, approximately one in five Australians experiences mental ill-health. […]

The Guide to Civil Pyschiatric Assessment

by Michael Epstein