Social and occupational outcomes for young people who attend early intervention mental health services: a longitudinal study

Katharine A Wallis, Nicholas A Zwar and Paul P Glasziou
Med J Aust 2022; 217 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51655
Published online: 15 August 2022

To the Editor: The article by Iorfino and colleagues1 presents interesting follow‐up data on young people attending two mental health clinics. For 1510 of 2901 young people who presented in 2008–2018 with anxiety, mood or psychotic disorders, the authors identified trajectories in social and occupational functioning over 2 years. Iorfino and colleagues describe the model as “primary care‐based” and “low intensity”, but it is neither generalist primary care nor low intensity as it comprises headspace plus specialised services and hospitalisation if needed.

  • 1 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • 2 Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
  • 3 Centre for Research in Evidence‐Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia


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