IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Sumit Rana, Sunaina Hooda
Psychiatric illness in the general health care setting pose a considerable burden not only to the individual and his or her family but also to the primary care services and economically to the wider society. Physician recognition of CMD is generally low in developing countries (patel et al 1998) because of high patient loads, poor undergraduate training in psychiatry, stigma associated with mental illnesses and somatic presentation of mental disorders. Neurotic illnesses in the primary care often become chronic and are associated with high use of services. This article presents an overview of the common mental disorders in a primary care.