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Public belief systems about the helpfulness of interventions for depression: associations with history of depression and professional help-seeking

Jorm, Anthony F; Christensen, Helen; Medway, Jo; Korten, Ailsa; Jacomb, Trish; Rodgers, Bryan

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Background: Previous research has found that there are major differences between public and professional beliefs about the helpfulness of interventions for depression. The public appear to be guided by general belief systems about the helpfulness of medical, psychological and lifestyle interventions rather than by specific knowledge about what interventions are effective for depression. The present paper examines the effect that experiencing depression and receiving treatment might have on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/90290
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

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