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Providing information about the effectiveness of treatment options to depressed people in the community: a randomized controlled trial of effects on mental health literacy, help-seeking and symptoms.

Jorm, Anthony F; Griffiths, Kathleen; Christensen, Helen; Korten, Ailsa; Parslow, Ruth; Rodgers, Bryan


Background. Many people who are depressed do not receive any professional help and their beliefs about the helpfulness of treatment do not always correspond with those of health professionals. To facilitate choices about treatment, the present study examined the effects of providing depressed people in the community with evidence on whether various treatment options work. Method. A randomized controlled trial was carried out with 1094 persons selected at random from the community who screened...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Medicine
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291703008079


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