Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Mental health disorder indicator|
|Synonymous names:||Mental illness indicator|
A self-reported indicator of whether a person has ever been told by a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health nurse that they suffer from a mental health disorder (including drug and alcohol abuse), as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—mental health disorder indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
The term mental illness is sometimes used instead of mental disorder.
Mental health disorders are generally classified according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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Has been superseded by Person—mental health disorder indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N
See also Person—medication for mental health disorder indicator, yes/no code N
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