Table 2

Percentages of professionals, youth and parents believing in the harmfulness 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

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

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

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Nurses

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Youth

0.8

0.3

0.0

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.8

0.0

Parents

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.4

0.0


Talk to firmly about getting act together


GPs

63.9

57.4

61.4

58.3

69.6

74.6

81.2

77.2

Psychiatrists

80.8

70.6

62.9

47.1

65.5

74.6

71.4

75.6

Psychologists

75.3

74.5

69.0

59.3

80.4

75.9

71.4

67.4

Nurses

89.5

83.5

79.7

66.1

92.7

75.0

81.8

67.7

Youth

34.7**

38.2**

25.5**

36.9**

44.7**

51.8*

33.0**

39.6**

Parents

46.5**

50.3*

44.5*

49.6

66.4

60.5

57.0*

62.2


Suggest seek professional help


GPs

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Psychiatrists

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

Psychologists

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Nurses

1.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.6

Youth

11.5

7.3

10.4

6.5

21.0*

13.5

12.7

9.1

Parents

7.6

5.0

8.9

5.5

14.8

5.9

6.8

4.9


Make an appointment for person to see GP


GPs

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Psychiatrists

0.0

0.0

1.6

1.2

3.4

2.7

0.0

0.0

Psychologists

0.0

1.0

1.2

1.1

3.3

4.8

0.0

1.1

Nurses

1.3

2.6

0.0

0.0

1.8

4.4

2.3

1.6

Youth

22.2*

19.7*

23.3*

22.5*

28.8*

32.8*

24.6*

20.5*

Parents

7.6

5.0

8.9

5.6

14.8

5.9

6.8

4.9


Ask whether feeling suicidal


GPs

1.4

1.5

0.0

3.3

4.6

1.6

2.1

3.5

Psychiatrists

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.5

1.4

1.3

0.0

Psychologists

2.1

2.9

6.0

2.2

8.6

6.0

2.3

2.2

Nurses

0.0

1.3

0.0

1.6

1.8

6.0

0.0

0.0

Youth

34.1**

26.2*

32.7**

22.3*

33.8*

23.2*

35.7**

24.3*

Parents

23.0*

21.5*

21.6*

28.9*

30.6*

23.4*

23.5*

25.0*


Suggest have few drinks to forget troubles


GPs

97.2

97.1

100.0

98.3

97.8

83.6

100.0

98.2

Psychiatrists

94.5

92.9

100.0

100.0

98.3

89.0

96.0

91.0

Psychologists

96.9

97.1

97.7

94.5

95.7

89.3

97.7

92.7

Nurses

100.0

94.9

98.6

96.8

100.0

91.2

95.4

91.9

Youth

85.4

86.6

91.4

91.2

86.0

78.1

87.6

90.2

Parents

97.4

91.6

97.4

96.0

99.3

93.8

98.1

94.2


Rally friends to cheer up


GPs

1.4

7.4

0.0

0.0

20.0

10.0

8.3

15.8

Psychiatrists

2.7

2.4

6.4

3.5

1.7

16.4

20.8

10.4

Psychologists

4.3

7.0

3.5

7.8

15.2

20.2

19.8

13.7

Nurses

11.8

7.6

5.4

6.4

2.9

23.9

2.7

25.8

Youth

6.9

4.9

8.4

5.3

7.6

8.6

10.0

11.3

Parents

8.3

10.8

12.9

10.6

15.4

7.3

19.1

12.1


Ignore until gets over it


GPs

97.2

95.6

98.3

100.0

84.8

85.0

100.0

89.5

Psychiatrists

90.4

96.4

95.2

92.9

87.9

91.8

98.7

98.7

Psychologists

99.0

97.1

96.5

98.9

95.7

95.2

97.7

91.7

Nurses

96.0

100.0

98.6

96.8

98.2

92.6

100.0

100.0

Youth

91.0

94.2

89.9

94.5

94.6

95.0

90.2

93.2

Parents

96.0

95.5

97.0

98.2

95.3

94.0

98.3

96.8


Keep busy to keep mind off problems


GPs

6.9

8.8

12.1

16.7

17.4

11.5

25.0

31.6

Psychiatrists

21.9

17.9

16.1

15.3

24.1

15.1

32.5

23.4

Psychologists

19.8

15.7

20.9

17.8

17.2

18.8

27.6

22.1

Nurses

29.0

12.8

17.6

11.1

19.6

22.7

29.6

32.3

Youth

12.1

25.8

10.1

17.7

10.6

20.8

7.8

23.6

Parents

17.2

19.7

18.4

17.5

19.9

16.8

20.5

14.0


Encourage to become more physically active


GPs

0.0

1.5

0.0

1.7

0.0

1.6

6.2

3.5

Psychiatrists

5.5

0.0

1.6

1.2

0.0

0.0

5.2

5.2

Psychologists

2.1

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.2

3.4

2.1

Nurses

0.0

3.8

0.0

1.6

0.0

0.0

4.6

4.8

Youth

2.8

2.4

3.9

1.9

1.9

0.8

2.8

2.3

Parents

3.4

4.5

1.3

2.3

1.4

1.6

5.5

1.0


*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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