This was an exploratory qualitative study that investigated the degree to which marijuana smokers at a tertiary institution perceived their susceptibility to mental illness. Risk perception was found to be low, as the drug’s benefits seemingly outweighed its risks.
Objective: This exploratory qualitative study sought to investigate the question of ‘how do marijuana smokers at a tertiary institution perceive their susceptibility to mental illness?’.
In an epidemiological study done in Martinique in 2000, using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), we have found that mental disorders, in particular mood and anxiety disorders, were as frequents as in mainland France.
This study examines general hospital physicians’ utilization of consultation-liaison psychiatric services
and makes inferences about the extent to which their role in the detection of psychiatric illnesses is being fulfilled.
Objectives: Against the public health implications of untreated mental illness among general hospital inpatients, this study aimed firstly to examine hospital physicians’ level of referral to a psychiatric service, and secondly, to explore the extent of these doctors’ knowledge of psychiatric issues by comparing their reasons for referring patients with patients’ final psychiatric diagnoses.