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Person—mental health disorder indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMental health disorder indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termMental illness indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term376074
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/04/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this term

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

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

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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:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Person—medication for mental health disorder indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 28/04/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Has been superseded by Person—mental health disorder indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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Prison entrants DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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