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Primary care and youth mental health in Ireland: qualitative study in deprived urban areas

  • Dorothy Leahy1Email author,
  • Elisabeth Schaffalitzky1,
  • Claire Armstrong1,
  • Gerard Bury2,
  • Paula Cussen-Murphy3,
  • Rachel Davis4,
  • Barbara Dooley5,
  • Blanaid Gavin6,
  • Rory Keane7,
  • Eamon Keenan8,
  • Linda Latham9,
  • David Meagher1,
  • Pat McGorry10,
  • Fiona McNicholas6,
  • Ray O’Connor1, 3,
  • Ellen O’Dea11,
  • Veronica O’Keane12,
  • Tom P O’Toole13,
  • Edel Reilly14,
  • Patrick Ryan15,
  • Lena Sanci16,
  • Bobby P Smyth17 and
  • Walter Cullen1
BMC Family Practice201314:194

Received: 30 May 2013

Accepted: 9 December 2013

Published: 17 December 2013

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Original Submission
30 May 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lisa Horowitz
13 Aug 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mary Cannon
19 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - Dorothy Leahy
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Dec 2013 Editorially accepted
17 Dec 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2296-14-194

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Authors’ Affiliations

Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, University College Dublin
HSE Mid-West
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, HSE Mid-West
School of Psychology, University College Dublin
Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Lucena Clinic
Sláinte Drug & Alcohol Services, HSE Mid-West
Addiction Services, HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster
Thomas Court Primary Care Centre
Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne
HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital
Providence VA Medical Centre & Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Fatima Regeneration Board
Department of Psychology, University of Limerick
Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne
Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin