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Table 2 Frequency of answers to the 9 questions about intentions and opinions toward help-seeking for psychological problems

From: What makes people decide who to turn to when faced with a mental health problem? Results from a French survey

  Who would you go to first? Who would you like to ensure follow-up care? If you wanted to go into psychotherapy, who would you see?
    p < 0.01    p = 0.15    p = 0.48
  Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
  n % % % n % % % n % % %
GP 238 57.8 52.7 60.7 192 46.6 44.7 47.7 92 22.3 22.0 22.5
Psychiatrist 60 14.6 18.0 12.6 69 16.8 19.3 15.3 92 22.3 22.0 22.5
Psychologist 62 15.1 10.0 17.9 81 19.7 14.7 22.5 96 23.3 21.3 24.4
Friends/Family 30 7.3 12.7 4.2 - - - - - - - -
Other 15 3.6 4.7 3.1 43 10.4 13.3 8.8 70 17.0 21.3 14.5
Don't know 7 1.7 2.0 1.5 27 6.6 8.0 5.7 62 15.1 13.3 16.0
  If your GP suggested you see a mental health professional, would you take his advice? If your GP suggested you take a pharmaceutical treatment, would you take it? Would you consult the person your GP refers you to?
    p = 0.03    p = 0.57    p = 0.13
  Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
  n % % % n % % % n % % %
Yes 326 79.1 72.0 83.2 229 55.6 58.7 53.8 342 83.0 78.7 85.5
No 66 16.0 22.0 12.6 150 36.4 34.7 37.4 51 12.4 16.7 9.9
No opinion 20 4.9 6.0 4.2 33 8.0 6.7 8.8 19 4.6 4.7 4.6
  Does your GP work together with mental health professionals? Can your GP manage his patients' psychological symptoms or difficulties alone? Is psychotherapy necessary in case of psychological difficulties or behavioral problems?
    p = 0.71    p = 0.22    p = 0.12
  Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
Overall Sample
(N = 412)
Men
(N = 150)
Women
(N = 262)
  n % % % n % % % n % % %
Yes 82 19.9 22.0 18.7 114 27.7 24.0 29.8 334 81.1 77.3 83.2
No 80 19.4 19.3 19.5 208 50.5 50.0 50.8 41 10.0 14.0 7.6
No opinion 250 60.7 58.7 61.8 90 21.8 26.0 19.5 37 9.0 8.7 9.2