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What is the global mental health assessment tool (GMHAT/PC)?

The global mental health assessment tool (GMHAT/PC) is a computerized clinical assessment tool developed to assess and identify mental health problems in primary and general health care. The assessment program starts with basic instructions giving details of how to use the tool and rate the symptoms. The following screens consist of a series of questions leading to a comprehensive yet quick mental state assessment focusing sequentially on the following symptoms or problems: worries; anxiety and panic attacks; concentration; depressed mood, including suicidal risk; sleep; appetite; eating disorders; hypochondriasis; obsessions and compulsions; phobia; mania/hypomania; thought disorder; psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations); disorientation; memory impairment; alcohol misuse; drug misuse; personality problems and stressors.

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