In 97 patients who visited Akasaka Clinic, their chief complaints, the form of media which motivated patients to visit the clinic, and their DSM-IV diagnoses were examined.
The media which most frequently motivated the patients were books (35%), TV programs (23%), and the Internet (16%). While many of patients complained of panic attacks, 74.2% were diagnosed as having anxiety disorder, 12% had somatoform disorder and 8% did not have any mental illness.
The rate of panic disorder tended to be higher in patients motivated by TV programs (70%) and significantly lower in those motivated by the reading of books (48%). These results suggest that enlightenment of panic disorder using the media, especially that by TV programs, effectively motivates patients with panic disorder.
Mots-clés Pascal : Panique, Motivation, Dépistage, Traitement, Influence sociale, Mass media, Alaska, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Consultation, Santé mentale, Homme, Trouble anxieux
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Panic, Motivation, Medical screening, Treatment, Social influence, Mass media, Alaska, United States, North America, America, Consultation, Mental health, Human, Anxiety disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0447689
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 22/03/2000.