Table 1

Percentages of professionals, youth and parents believing in the helpfulness of first aid strategies for various disorders

Group

Depression 15 years

Depression 21 years

Depression with alcohol misuse 15 years

Depression with alcohol misuse 21 years

Social phobia 15 years

Social phobia 21 years

Psychosis 15 years

Psychosis 21 years


Listen to problems in an understanding way


GPs

100.0

100.0

100.0

98.3

95.7

100.0

85.4

82.5

Psychiatrists

100.0

95.3

100.0

98.8

100.0

91.8

90.9

88.5

Psychologists

100.0

95.1

98.8

96.7

97.8

95.3

90.8

85.3

Nurses

100.0

97.5

98.6

96.8

100.0

98.5

88.4

91.9

Youth

95.9

96.8

94.1

97.0

95.4

97.0

96.5

96.2

Parents

99.0

97.6

99.9

99.5

98.9

98.8

97.7

94.4


Talk to firmly about getting act together


GPs

2.8

1.5

1.8

1.7

6.5

0.0

0.0

3.5

Psychiatrists

0.0

1.2

4.8

5.9

1.7

0.0

0.0

2.6

Psychologists

0.0

0.0

1.2

0.0

0.0

1.2

0.0

1.1

Nurses

1.3

0.0

1.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Youth

37.0**

29.5*

48.8**

35.6**

28.9*

25.0*

39.4**

30.3*

Parents

22.7*

21.9*

30.9*

27.1*

14.8

18.7*

21.0*

17.9


Suggest seek professional help


GPs

90.3

98.5

86.2

95.0

71.7

82.0

93.8

89.5

Psychiatrists

86.1

91.8

93.5

92.9

84.5

94.5

92.2

94.9

Psychologists

74.0

89.1

77.9

92.3

81.7

88.2

83.9

83.2

Nurses

76.3

84.8

87.8

92.1

71.4

88.2

76.7

83.6

Youth

68.5

75.1

70.3

72.3*

47.9*

64.4*

68.2*

74.8

Parents

73.3

84.4

72.8

85.2

66.3

74.9

77.9

81.1


Make an appointment for person to see GP


GPs

76.4

77.9

87.9

85.0

84.8

69.5

91.7

89.5

Psychiatrists

82.2

82.4

80.6

85.9

77.6

64.4

88.3

87.2

Psychologists

70.8

61.8

64.0

56.0

45.7

47.0

77.0

78.7

Nurses

77.6

75.6

82.4

72.6

50.9

55.9

81.8

80.6

Youth

53.7*

58.4

53.3*

55.7*

39.7*

48.4

50.6*

63.0*

Parents

91.4

88.8

83.2

91.6

77.4

80.1*

87.8

93.5


Ask whether feeling suicidal


GPs

83.3

92.6

82.8

85.0

52.3

63.9

68.8

73.7

Psychiatrists

79.5

78.8

85.5

81.2

56.1

54.2

81.8

84.6

Psychologists

59.4

67.6

61.4

73.3

39.8

44.0

70.1

63.4

Nurses

89.5

78.5

83.8

84.1

54.5

58.2

62.8

80.6

Youth

35.5**

44.4**

38.9**

49.8*

35.9

47.9

40.4**

51.8*

Parents

54.4*

48.7**

52.7*

52.2*

47.0

55.3

54.5

45.4**


Suggest have few drinks to forget troubles


GPs

1.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.6

0.0

0.0

Psychiatrists

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Psychologists

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.1

0.0

0.0

1.0

Nurses

0.0

3.8

0.0

1.6

0.0

1.5

0.0

0.0

Youth

5.6

5.4

3.5

3.5

5.4

10.0

4.4

4.2

Parents

0.2

2.3

0.1

2.5

0.0

1.6

0.1

0.7


Rally friends to cheer up


GPs

23.6

30.9

25.9

26.7

11.1

16.7

8.3

12.3

Psychiatrists

20.5

22.4

25.8

25.9

10.3

6.8

14.3

5.2

Psychologists

22.3

20.0

16.3

20.0

12.0

10.7

4.7

4.2

Nurses

17.1

15.2

8.1

11.3

8.9

9.0

0.0

6.5

Youth

74.2**

80.4**

76.8**

80.1**

80.8**

80.1**

75.9**

73.2**

Parents

60.4**

59.0**

54.8**

57.8**

65.4**

64.0**

57.6**

52.7**


Ignore until gets over it


GPs

1.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.2

0.0

0.0

3.5

Psychiatrists

4.1

0.0

1.6

2.4

1.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

Psychologists

1.0

0.0

0.0

1.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.1

Nurses

0.0

0.0

1.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Youth

2.6

1.1

2.0

1.7

0.6

1.1

1.6

2.0

Parents

0.6

2.6

0.1

0.7

0.2

0.4

0.0

0.4


Keep busy to keep mind off problems


GPs

6.9

13.2

8.6

15.0

15.2

9.8

6.3

7.0

Psychiatrists

5.5

16.7

9.7

7.1

6.9

9.6

5.2

3.9

Psychologists

9.4

9.8

8.1

13.3

9.7

4.7

2.3

4.2

Nurses

7.9

10.3

8.1

12.7

19.6

10.6

4.5

9.7

Youth

67.4**

49.9**

62.0**

55.0**

63.8**

51.7**

68.6**

50.4**

Parents

49.8**

47.3**

58.7**

45.1**

52.1**

46.9**

46.4**

55.5**


Encourage to become more physically active


GPs

75.0

80.9

72.4

78.3

76.1

78.7

39.6

33.3

Psychiatrists

52.1

54.1

61.3

64.7

63.8

57.5

29.9

18.2

Psychologists

71.9

75.4

64.0

82.4

61.3

61.2

32.2

31.6

Nurses

52.6

57.0

64.9

68.3

51.8

61.8

20.5

30.6

Youth

72.8

78.8

78.5

85.8

79.3

83.8*

77.6**

78.8**

Parents

80.9*

81.7

90.1*

88.2

88.7*

88.0*

77.9**

83.9**


*Difference from professionals is at least a medium effect size

**Difference from professionals is at least a large effect size

Jorm et al. BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:42   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-42

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