A nationwide home survey on the identification of possible factors affecting help-seeking bebaviour for psychiatric reasons and the prevalence of related psycbosocial problems was carried out in a sample of 3754 adults in Greece.
Of the total of 570 respondents who reported at the personal interview that they bad a serious mental healtg problem, only 40.8 ; reported that they bad attended a physician or a psychiatrist.
A significant proportion of this population (42.5 ;) had sought the help of a physician.
Multivariate analysis revealed two opposite groups of factors determining help-seeking behaviour.
Respondents with a serious psychopathological profile (suicidal, depressive and a history of hospitalization) tended to be under psychiatric care.
Respondents of lower socio-economic status expressing psychosomatic symptoms were usually the clientelle of physicians.
Mots-clés Pascal : Grèce, Europe, Prévalence, Trouble psychiatrique, Demande thérapeutique, Médecin généraliste, Psychiatre, Comparaison interindividuelle, Statut socioéconomique, Psychosomatique, Environnement social, Santé mentale, Homme, Recherche aide
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Greece, Europe, Prevalence, Mental disorder, Therapeutical request, General practitioner, Psychiatrist, Interindividual comparison, Socioeconomic status, Psychosomatics, Social environment, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0112244
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 199406.