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  1. Beliefs about the helpfulness of interventions for mental disorders : a comparison of general practitioners, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists.

    Article - En anglais


    The aim of this study was to assess health professionals'beliefs about the helpfulness of a broad range of possible interventions for mental disorders.


    The study involved a postal survey of 872 general practitioners (GPs), 1128 psychiatrists and 454 clinical psychologists.

    These health practitioners were presented with a vignette describing either a person with schizophrenia or one with depression.

    The vignettes were taken from an earlier survey of the general public.

    Respondents were asked to rate the likely helpfulness of various types of professional and non-professional help and of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.


    Two-thirds or more of each profession agreed that the person with schizophrenia would be helped by GPs, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, antipsychotic agents and admission to a psychiatric ward.

    Similarly, two-thirds agreed that the person with depression would be helped by GPs, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, antidepressants, counselling and cognitive-behavioural therapy.

    However, there were also areas of disagreement.

    Psychiatrists were less likely than GPs and clinical psychologists to rate psychological and lifestyle interventions as helpful, while clinical psychologists were less likely to rate specifically medical interventions as helpful. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Attitude, Traitement, Etat dépressif, Schizophrénie, Psychologue clinicien, Psychiatre, Médecin généraliste, Etude comparative, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Trouble humeur, Psychose

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Attitude, Treatment, Depression, Schizophrenia, Clinicien psychologist, Psychiatrist, General practitioner, Comparative study, Health staff, Human, Mood disorder, Psychosis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0109473

    Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 22/06/1998.