Help-seeking behaviour in men and women with common mental health problems: cross-sectional study

  title={Help-seeking behaviour in men and women with common mental health problems: cross-sectional study},
  author={Maria Isabel Oliver and Nicky Pearson and Nicola L. Coe and David Gunnell},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={297 - 301}
Background Many people with mental health problems do not seek professional help but their use of other sources of help is unclear. Aims To investigate patterns of lay and professional help-seeking in men and women aged 16–64 years in relation to severity of symptoms and sociodemographic variables. Method Postal questionnaire survey, including the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ–12), sent to a stratified random sample (n=15222) of the population of Somerset. Results The response rate… 

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