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Public beliefs about the helpfulness of interventions for depression: effects on actions taken when experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms

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


Objective: Previous research has shown that the public have different beliefs to mental health professionals about the helpfulness of interventions for mental disorders. However, it is not known whether the public's beliefs actually influence their behaviour when they develop psychiatric symptoms. Method: A postal survey of 3109 Australian adults was used to assess beliefs about the helpfulness of a broad range of interventions for depression, as well as respondents' current level of anxiety...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1614.2000.00761.x


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